CFL looking into Westwood complaint

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, Last Updated: 11:47 AM ET

The East Division bye week has put the Troy Westwood saga on hold.

"Nothing at this point to update," CFL communications manager Jamie Dykstra said yesterday from Toronto. "We're in a bye week, so we've had the flexibility to follow up on this matter. That's kind of what we're doing."

The Football Reporters of Canada complained to the CFL about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers denying media credentials to the Winnipeg Sun on behalf of the former placekicker.

Westwood writes a column for the Sun two days after every Bomber game.

CFL officials still need to speak to members of the Winnipeg Football Club about the matter, but the bye week has prevented that from happening.

"A lot of the Winnipeg guys are off this week," Dykstra said.

"We've reviewed it, and we've discussed it internally. We still need to have a follow-up conversation with Winnipeg."

GRAND OPENING: A new Bomber Store will officially open today at St. Vital Mall.

The 4,400-sq.-ft. location is located next to the food court. Not only will the best Bomber gear be available, but fans will be able to purchase game tickets at the new store as well.

The first 750 people who visit the new location will receive a free Blue Bombers gift, and anyone who spends at least $75 will get a complimentary mug during the grand-opening celebrations.

The main launch of the store will take place next Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3:30 p.m., when Milt Stegall, Kevin Glenn, Arjei Franklin, Tom Canada, Dan Goodspeed and Derick Armstrong will be on hand to sign autographs.

The original Bomber Store will continue operations at Canad Inns Stadium.


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