Brown’s reign as tallest Bomber in jeopardy

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Doug Brown talks to Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Kevin Glenn in 2009. (REUTERS/Fred...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Doug Brown talks to Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Kevin Glenn in 2009. (REUTERS/Fred Greenslade)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:52 PM ET

So, who’s taller?

There might have to be an official measurement, although one of the contenders believes it’s no contest at all.

“In the 10 years I’ve played for Winnipeg I’ve done some respectable things on the field, but being the tallest on the team is something I dominate,” 6-foot-8 defensive tackle Doug Brown said. “I’m surprised I’m having to even answer this question.”

Right tackle Kelly Butler is listed in the media guide at 6-foot-8 as well, but at one point during an interview on Wednesday he mentioned he was only 6-foot-7 3/4.

“There’s a running joke around Winnipeg and the locker-room: Who’s taller, myself or Doug Brown?” Butler said, obviously unaware how serious Brown is about being the tallest member of the team. “We should do a vote. One day Doug’s taller, the next day, depending on the shoes we wear, I’m taller.”

The Bombers brought in 6-foot-10 offensive lineman Andrew Carter a few years ago, but he didn’t last long and hasn’t been seen since. Brown probably had him whacked.

“I have a height insecurity clause in my contract,” Brown said. “It dictates that I must remain the tallest person on the team, or else I get traded to another team immediately.”


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