Curiouser and curiouser.
Because his team came out so flat against the Alouettes in Montreal last week, head coach Doug Berry hinted that some of the players may have failed to resist temptation in Canada's version of Sin City the night before the CFL game. And he addressed the team about the subject.
"I simply stated that whenever we are confronted with those types of situations, I hope that we can be professional about it and know what is right and what is not right as we prepared to do business in the football game," Berry said yesterday. "I'm not going to point any fingers. I don't have any knowledge of anything but in the future, as we go to these different cities or even when we're at home, we have to understand what our business is.
"I have been in Montreal enough times. I know what can happen there and if it happened, I just don't want anything like that to ever happen again."
Bomber player rep Doug Brown suggested that it is "disappointing" that the subject had to be broached.
"There's been no names bandied around," Brown said. "It's hard to point fingers when there's been no evidence and nothing conclusive because that's something you take quite personally as a player. You want everybody to be at their best on game day and you trust in the fact that everyone takes their profession seriously where you would not jeopardize a performance.
"I hope it didn't happen but the fact it was suggested (by Berry) makes you wonder."