Coaches' reactions different

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:02 AM ET

One week after flipping his middle finger at the Montreal Alouettes, Greg Marshall is apologetic.

But the same can't be said for Winnipeg head coach Doug Berry, who pulled the same stunt on national TV during the 44-16 pounding by the Als.

Berry sternly cut off questions from reporters on the issue during his media conference late yesterday afternoon.

"This is Edmonton and if you want to talk about Edmonton, I'll talk about Edmonton," stated Berry.

Marshall - on the other hand - faced the issue once the team arrived at their downtown hotel.

"It was an emotional game for us - and an emotional moment - and if anybody was offended with what I did, I apologize to the fans on TV who may have seen it," said the defensive co-ordinator.

The league's image has taken a hit as the incident has been replayed on sports broadcasts across the country this week, but the CFL head office has not fined the Bombers.

FINISH LINES: The Calgary Stampeders, B.C. Lions and Montreal Alouettes have stepped up the courting process of Dahrran Diedrick. The ex-Eskimo running back has now had discussions and listened to sales pitches from coaches Wally Buono, Don Matthews and Tom Higgins. Diedrick hopes to sign a contract with a new team by the end of this week.


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