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Henry Burris refers to himself as a 'Mr. Clean,' a player brought in to help right a struggling...

Henry Burris refers to himself as a 'Mr. Clean,' a player brought in to help right a struggling organization. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:55 PM ET

EDMONTON - It’s Rick and Henry’s Excellent Adventure.

To be there in the beginning, as a Day One member of the Ottawa Rouge et Noir, is to be involved in something special.

People involved are starting to see that now. But Rick Campbell saw that going in. It’s why he took the job.

Henry Burris maybe didn’t see it in the beginning. At first he saw it as another job for, as he put it to your correspondent Thursday, “Mr. Clean.” But he sees it now and is living it for all it’s worth.

Ottawa still hasn’t won a football game but the Redblacks are becoming a special Canadian sports story.

Wednesday in Ottawa the team held an evening in their new stadium, with more than 10,000 season-ticket holders in attendance to look the place over, meet the players, get autographs, check out their seats and generally just feel the warm and fuzzies of being back in the CFL.


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