Pringle to Stegall: It's all about the chase

PAUL FRIESEN

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

Mike Pringle hopes Milt Stegall has enjoyed the time leading up to his record-setting touchdown.

Because the actual accomplishment might not equal the buildup.

Pringle should know. The retired running back is the co-holder of the current record, having tied George Reed's mark of 137 touchdowns in 2004.

"It's never as gratifying to get it as it is with the chase," Pringle told Sun Media from his home in Atlanta yesterday. "It's kind of anticlimactic."

In his first public comments about Stegall's pursuit of his record, Pringle said he's happy to hand off history to the Bombers' No. 85, a man who, like Pringle, is known for his relentless off-season conditioning.

Pringle, then with Edmonton, tried in vain to score touchdown No. 138, but came up short in his last game.

Now that Stegall is about to break a record first established 32 years ago, the CFL's all-time leading rusher says he's glad the league changed its tune and decided to stop the game when Stegall pulls it off.

"They should make a big deal of it," Pringle said. "And give him the honour that he's due. Because he's been a very good ambassador of the game, not (to mention) the record being a pretty prestigious record, one that stood, before I tied it, for a number of years. I always thought the CFL should honour their players a little bit more than they have."


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