Bombers' secret agent man

KIRJIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have another spy in their midst.

Or, at least, a player who could become a secret agent man in the future.

Rookie import receiver Dudley Guice Jr. is one of those rare birds who has graduated from criminal justice with a 3.6 grade-point average and is about 15 hours short of earning his Masters in global terrorism.

Guice, 23, has already turned down an internship with the FBI so he could pursue a pro football career. So, it is somehow fitting that he will suit up with the team that was involved in Spygate earlier this CFL season in Montreal this Sunday.

Guice (rhymes with rice) was asked if he would become another James Bond-type some day.

“I can’t answer that question right now or I could lose some of my identity,” he responded with a laugh. “I’ve got to keep it low key right now.”

Yet, the 6-foot-3, 209-pound Northwestern product hopes to establish a high profile on Canadian soil now that his NFL dream has been delayed.

“Definitely. I just thank God for giving me the talent for being able to play if it comes,” he said. “I just have to wait and hope for best.”

Guice is the type of fluidly-moving big target that Winnipeg head coach Mike Kelly relishes.

“He practises fast; he practises the way you’re supposed to practise and has looked very interesting out there,” said Kelly, who plans to employ more five-receiver sets against the league-leading Alouettes.

Guice has spent extra time working with recently-arrived quarterback Casey Bramlet as both are adapting to the Canadian game.

“There are so many little things to do to get acclimated with the system and hopefully, get a late playoff run,” said Guice. “The field is wider and there is definitely a lot more running involved. I’ve got to get in a little better shape and just play football ... You definitely have to hustle.”

Guice, who was known as ‘Juice Man’ when he was with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, also returned kickoffs in college.

Guice has also delayed working with cloaks and daggers as he attempts to become a pro football player first.

“This way, I’ve got something to fall back on if my football career doesn’t work out,” he said.

Although Guice hopes to work with the FBI, CIA or some other such agency, he actually does not want to bust heads.

“A lot of people, when you say global terrorism, they think of invasions but it’s also about white-collar crimes like tax evasion,” he said. “I always wanted to be involved in law enforcement but I didn’t want to to kick in doors. I didn’t go to college to get a job to kick in doors. So, it’s a thing where I can have my suit on inside and carry a badge and help uphold the law.”

Guice, who was motivated by the 9-11 tragedy, added that he wants to help the less fortunate, particularly foreigners who are unfamiliar with American law.

If Guice ever did go under cover, he would need some kind of story to explain his rather unique tattoos. The latest one on his chest is of his mother back in Fayette, Miss.

“She calls me every day so I know what’s going on and I got it just think about my Mom,” he said.

Guice also has two crosses near his neck “for faith,” one of a Samurai warrior “for my inner strength when I’m going through a struggle,” and, among others, a “death clock.”

“That just means your time is your time so make the best of things while you’re alive,” he said.

It certainly sounds like the future sleuth is investigating all of those possibilities.


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