Bruce's days likely over

Arland Bruce is the Argos' leading receiver with 199 yards through three games. (Sun Media/Dave...

Arland Bruce is the Argos' leading receiver with 199 yards through three games. (Sun Media/Dave Thomas)

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:12 PM ET

Argonauts receiver Arland Bruce was left behind Thursday morning as the team travelled to Winnipeg for an integral East Division game Friday night against the Blue Bombers.

In fact, he may never play another game for the Argos. Period.

During a radio interview on the Fan Thursday morning, Argo coach Bart Andrus pretty much closed the door on the veteran receiver rejoining the team, after Bruce publicly complained about being suspended for the game in Winnipeg.

"In carrying this thing and trying to try it in the public, obviously (Bruce) has some serious (problems) with our organization, our coaching staff and our team," Andrus said. There's a certain degree of loyalty you need in an organization and when a guy can't (give it) he can't function in the group."

Bruce is the Argos' leading receiver with 199 yards through three games. After being fined and suspended over several undisclosed incidents during the week, Bruce teed off on Andrus to a reporter.

In the first game of the season, Bruce celebrated a touchdown with an homage to the late Michael Jackson and was fined by the league.

"This is not so much about Arland Bruce as about a player who doesn't want to do things we've been asking him to do. I didn't do anything with Arland that I wouldn't have done with any other player," Andrus said


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