Justin Goltz shrugs off 'betrayal,' prepares to once again take reins of Blue Bombers

Justin Goltz last started for the Bombers in B.C., was demoted for two weeks and is now back at the...

Justin Goltz last started for the Bombers in B.C., was demoted for two weeks and is now back at the helm. (MARK BLINCH/Reuters)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:59 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Three weeks after being demoted from starter to third-stringer, it appears Justin Goltz will be at quarterback when the Bombers battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday in the 51st Labour Day Classic.

Gone are his feelings of betrayal. He is now thankful for having a job in football after two weeks of upheaval throughout the Bomber organization.

“It’s been a roller-coaster, but it’s a pleasure to be here, and you realize that when you see guys leaving week in and week out,” Goltz said. “You can’t really feel bad for yourself. You’re still part of something special. You’re still playing professional football. You have an opportunity, regardless of how things shake themselves out.”

Last week’s starter, Max Hall, didn’t practise on Wednesday because of a hand injury but will try to throw on Thursday. Buck Pierce has been ruled out of Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury the team won’t specify.

“There’s a lot of people who don’t want to talk about it, so I’m not going to,” head coach Tim Burke said. “I’ve been told not to say.”


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