Kelly cleans out office

Former Blue Bombers Head Coach Mike Kelly removes boxes from the Blue Bombers office on Jan. 4,...

Former Blue Bombers Head Coach Mike Kelly removes boxes from the Blue Bombers office on Jan. 4, 2010. Kelly was recently fired by the club. (WINNIPEG SUN)

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, Last Updated: 5:46 PM ET

Mike Kelly slinked back into town yesterday, but he wasn’t in much of a talking mood.

The fired head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was quietly cleaning out his office when the Sun approached him in the parking lot of the Bomber offices.

“I’ve been better,” Kelly said, when asked how he was doing.

Given the opportunity for an interview, though, he declined.

“I’m not talking to the Winnipeg media,” Kelly said, suggesting the media had a role in his firing nearly three weeks ago, the day he was arrested and charged with domestic assault at his home in Bridgeport, Pa.

“You guys got what you wanted,” Kelly said.

Arriving at the Bomber office late in the morning, Kelly was gone by 1:30 p.m., after loading up several bins of belongings into the back of a pickup, driven by a friend.

He also said goodbyes to some staff members and assistant coaches.

Sources say it was an emotional time for Kelly, who had called his position a dream job when he was hired 13 months ago.

His only season was marked by repeated run-ins with fans and media, constant controversy on and off the field and a 7-11 finish, leaving the Bombers out of the CFL playoffs.


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