Argos receiver aims to put down roots in Toronto

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:09 PM ET

Argonauts wide receiver Jeremaine Copeland believes that home is where the heart is and right now that is Toronto.

After signing a three-year contract extension with the CFL club, Copeland said his next signature will be on a deal to own a condo somewhere in the downtown area.

The Harriman, Tenn., native spent last season — his first with the Argos — commuting between his home in Calgary, where he played four plus seasons with the Stampeders, and the Big Smoke.

“I talked to my wife and we decided once we did this contract that Toronto would be our home,” he said Monday at a media event to announce his new deal with the Boatmen.

It also helps that he can get to his Tennessee roots a lot easier from Toronto than Calgary, making family visits less of a hassle.

But he admitted that there is bad and good with that equations as when he gets back down south: “I tend to eat, and eat and eat.”

Copeland blames his background.

“There is nothing like southern cooking,” he said. “But when you are a professional athlete that is not always a good thing.”


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