WINNIPEG - It was one of those scenes that made you wonder who was really in charge.
Midway through the first quarter on Saturday in Guelph, Ont., Bombers defensive end Alex Hall went offside for the first of two times against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The coaching staff tried to take him off the field, but he waved his replacement back to the bench and remained on the gridiron.
Head coach Tim Burke said earlier this week that Hall, who is on pace to give the CFL single-season sack a record a run for its money, was “fined heavily” for his transgression. Both sides are viewing the incident as water under the bridge.
“Just being frustrated, that’s all that was,” Hall said Thursday. “I just wanted to make a play, that’s all.”
Hall wanted to redeem himself after going offside for the fourth time in four-plus quarters against the Tabbies over two weeks.