WINNIPEG - Terrence Edwards wasn’t shocked to hear the CFL had fined Shea Emry a second time this season for delivering an illegal hit.
Edwards was on the receiving end of a nasty cheap shot from the Alouettes middle linebacker in 2009 that gave him a concussion and caused him to miss two games. Emry was fined $750 for the hit.
Emry was fined an undisclosed amount this week after he illegally blocked a Toronto Argonauts player below the waist during a special teams play last Friday.
“I’m not surprised,” Edwards said. “I didn’t know about it, but it’s not shocking to me. He plays hard. He plays on the edge. I don’t think he’s intending to hurt anybody, but that’s his edge.
“He plays right to that edge to where it becomes illegal. But I guess that’s his edge and the way he plays. I don’t knock him for it.”
While Edwards said he doesn’t “knock” Emry for playing the way he does, the Bombers slotback believes Montreal’s coaches likely feel otherwise.
“I don’t know coach (Marc) Trestman that well, but I think he’s told him probably to play his game and play on the edge, but don’t hurt the team,” Edwards said. “I’m pretty sure he’s been told that.”
Edwards was so mad at Emry in the months following the hit three years ago that they didn’t speak, but they talk before games now. However, when Emry tackled Edwards during their game in Montreal last month, it looked like the linebacker tried to twist Edwards’ legs.
“I went and looked at the play,” Edwards said. “He twisted me a little bit, but I don’t think he was trying to hurt me. But I think other people felt like, with his reputation, that he was.”