Pinball holds for wife's say

ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

Diane Clemons has provided unwavering support for her football coach/husband, so the least Michael (Pinball) Clemons can do is return the favour.

That's one reason the Argos coach refuses to discuss his future this week. The other is out of respect to the participants in tomorrow's Grey Cup game.

Despite widespread reports that his coaching career is done, Clemons wouldn't rule out returning for another season until he discusses the situation with his wife next week.

"You can make a story out of this any day, but all of it is speculation because I haven't talked to my wife," a clearly frustrated Clemons said yesterday at the Rogers Centre.

"All of that could change once I talk to Diane. None of it means anything. Maybe she says (I should come back). Whatever it is, we'll decide at that point.

SPIRITUAL CONCERT

Diane was involved in a spiritual concert last night as part of the Cup festivities called the Diane Clemons and Friends Gospel Explosion.

"This is about her, especially now that we're out," Pinball said. "It is beautiful. We're so proud of her and the genuine excitement she has about everything. That's why we're not going to discuss anything until after that."

Clemons says the continued speculation about his future is grabbing some of the game's spotlight in Toronto.

"It's just frustrating from a point that I'm taking away from these guys and there's nothing I can do," Clemons said. "I don't want to be in the way of Winnipeg. They beat us and they deserve the attention."


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