Councillors applaud potential return

DEREK PUDDICOMBE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:14 AM ET

City councillors are excited about the possibility of another CFL franchise coming to Ottawa.

Sun Media was first to report last fall that four city businessmen, local developers Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, William Shenkman and 67's owner Jeff Hunt, were looking at partnering to bring a CFL franchise to Ottawa.

"I love it. All I have to say is that I love it," said River Coun. Maria McRae, who is a football fan and has been a big supporter of bringing football back to the nation's capital.

Bay Coun. Alex Cullen applauded the notion of the CFL making a return to Ottawa, but is cautious after the Renegades failed after only four seasons.

"It would be good for the city, but I'd like to see the nature of the deal because we don't want to get burned," he said.


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