Tensions rise after Bombers try to pluck player from Ticats' practice roster

Ticats coach Kent Austin wasn't overly impressed that the Bombers tried to pluck a player from...

Ticats coach Kent Austin wasn't overly impressed that the Bombers tried to pluck a player from Hamilton's practice roster without calling first

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

GUELPH, Ont. — Relations between the Bombers and Tiger-Cats are a little frosty after Winnipeg tried to take a Hamilton player off the practice roster earlier this week.

The Bombers tried to pluck Canadian linebacker Jonathan Beaulieu-Richard off the Ticats practice roster, but he decided to stay and was therefore activated for this week’s game. It’s not known if he’ll dress on Saturday against the Bombers, but he will still get a game cheque.

It’s customary for a team to call first before going after another team’s practice roster player, but the Bombers didn’t do that, Tiger-Cats head coach and GM Kent Austin said.


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