No strike woes for happy RedBlacks campers

Ottawa RedBlacks veteran QB Henry Burris throws a pass during rookie camp at Carleton University on...

Ottawa RedBlacks veteran QB Henry Burris throws a pass during rookie camp at Carleton University on Friday May 30, 2014. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

Tim Baines, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

OTTAWA - Forget all the talk about about labour disagreements and a CFL player strike -- at least for one day.

The Ottawa RedBlacks will begin training camp on Sunday, it seems likely they will be there Monday ... and God only knows what will happen after that.

But Day One is what the players have been waiting for -- 80-something of them hoping to be part of something special in Ottawa with camp beginning at Carleton University's Keith Harris Field at 8 a.m. Sunday and running for three-and-a-half hours.

"I mean this when I say it's business as usual," said RedBlacks coach Rick Campbell on Saturday, a day where the players went through physicals and testing. "There is no stoppage right now. It's like any other day of training camp. We're trying to get ready to go. All you can do is do that every day until you get told otherwise."

As far as level of excitement -- well, football is football and these guys are football players.


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