Could’ve been worse for Argos

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:37 AM ET

MONTREAL — Rob Murphy faced the music, while Cory Boyd was just happy to be able to talk to the media.

Murphy addressed his day-before Twitter posts following the Argonauts’ loss to the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday night, during which Boyd, the Argos’ biggest threat, twice left the game because due to injuries.

The possibility of the Argos losing Boyd for any length of time is beyond scary. He led the CFL with 431 rushing yards before last night’s game and has propped up the offence as quarterback Cleo Lemon finds himself. He had just nine carries for 53 yards against Montreal.

“I’m OK,” Boyd said. “Just a little bump and bruise, I got back in the game and did the best I could.

“I’m a warrior. If it was more than what it was, I would not have been out there playing. I just had the wind knocked out of me on one play, and twisted my ankle on another.”

Lemon also had to leave during one series when he got a stinger, but also returned.

“You don’t want to see those guys get hurt, but when the defence is on the field as much as they were, he got hurt,” Argos head coach Jim Barker said. “He was not going to come out, and that is part of what he does.”

Murphy was fined by the CFL and the Argos on Wednesday for making a couple of inconsiderate remarks on Twitter, referring to “smelling foreigners” and referring to Quebec as “Frenchland.”

The offensive tackle said the small brouhaha that resulted publicly had no impression on the game or his performance.

“Absolutely not,” Murphy said. “We are all grown men here.

“If you read my (following) tweet, I said I am sorry if I offended anyone, and we will leave it at that. Turn the page, simple as that, and that’s all I am going to say about it.

“I’m me. I’m going to do what I do. I learned my lesson and all I can do is go from here.”


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