Argos bring in Arena leaguer

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:08 AM ET

While one quarterback is about to be introduced by the Argos, another may be gone.

Charlie Peterson, who graduated from Brigham Young University after the 2001 season and has bounced around the the Arena League and Arena League 2 in the interim, has signed a contract with the team. He and the other quarterbacks under contract to the team begin tutorial work today in advance of the start of training camp Sunday.

Peterson joins Damon Allen, second-year Argo Scott Krause and rookie Scott Covington, but it is unclear if projected backup Michael Bishop will report and what the team will do if he doesn't. He has publicly indicated he is not keen about coming back as the projected backup to Allen. The team can suspend him, release him or try to trade him.

The Argos play their first pre-season game June 11 in Halifax. The Canadian Football League will test video reviews of disputed calls at that game with an eye towards adopting a full-time replay system for 2006

ALL ON BOARD?

The ownership change of the Ottawa Renegades may take place this week pending approval of the board of governors.

The board will reportedly vote on a plan by Renegades owner Bill Smith, who recently assumed full control, to sell a 51% interest in the team to the controversial father and son duo of Bernie and Lonie Glieberman, who owned the team briefly a decade ago.

Canadian Football League commissioner Tom Wright visited Ottawa yesterday as part of the on-going process in advance of the vote by the board, which can decide to turn down the sale.

Meanwhile, in a somewhat interesting transaction, the Renegades have signed defensive end Dimitrius Underwood, a former National Football League first-round pick with a history of emotional problems triggered by bipolar disorder and subsequent criminal offences.


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