Reunion turns a little nasty

MIKE KOREEN and PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

Two former assistant coaches with the Ottawa Renegades clashed following the game yesterday between the Argos and the Tiger-Cats.

Ticats defensive co-ordinator Kavis Reed, frustrated about his team's performance in a 48-0 loss to Toronto at the Rogers Centre, ran up to Argos offensive co-ordinator Kent Austin after the game and engaged in a heated verbal argument..

While Reed was initially upset about Argos third-string quarterback Charlie Peterson attempting to throw for a touchdown on a late third-down gamble, he later admitted he was blowing off steam because of frustration.

"We didn't play well at the end," said Reed, who worked with Austin on the Renegades coaching staff in 2003.

"It was more frustration from us not playing well. It's nothing they did. They were trying to look at a young quarterback. You can't blame them for that. That's their job."

Austin, who felt Reed was "completely wrong" for initiating the argument and getting in his face, accused the Ticats of "cheap-shotting" the Argos players.

"(Reed) needs to get his guys to quit cheap-shotting our players," Austin said. "As long as they come after our players like that, we're going to keep trying to score.

Reed said he'll look into Austin's accusation.

"I'll definitely watch the film and see if there are any cheap shots," he said. "If any of our guys ever cheap shot someone, we will reprimand them."

Reed made light of the post-game confrontation.

"I'll kiss (Austin) and hug him tonight," Reed said jokingly.


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