Roberts' No. 1 not sacred

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:17 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Charles Roberts may be the Blue Bombers' all-time leading rusher, but it didn't take long for the team to hand out his No. 1 jersey.

Last season, just two years after “Blink” left the Bombers, linebacker Courtney Smith pulled it on for a few games.

Now the single digit is back on offence, worn by rookie receiver/kick returner Perry Floyd.

A dishonour to Roberts?

“He is the most accomplished running back in the history of this franchise,” D-lineman Doug Brown said. “I wouldn’t hand it out with light regard, myself. But that’s not my decision to make.”

Makes you wonder if the Bombers will hand out Brown’s No. 97 to somebody else in two years.

“I would just hope he was good,” said the seven-time CFL all-star, who’s planning to retire after this season. “I don’t know what category I fit in, but I’m not a guy that’s going to get bent out of shape about people touching my digits.”


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