All-night partying a thing of the past for Bomber players

Bombers head coach Tim Burke cracked down on late-night partying by players heading into this...

Bombers head coach Tim Burke cracked down on late-night partying by players heading into this season. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:16 AM ET

WINNIPEG - In the wake of two Saskatchewan Roughriders getting arrested for aggravated assault this week in Regina, Bombers head coach Tim Burke said his team's call for better off-field behaviour this season is working -- even if it's not paying dividends on the field.

"It's been good," head coach Tim Burke said. "We haven't had any problems."

Roughriders defensive back Dwight Anderson and receiver Taj Smith both appeared in court in Regina this morning and were released on the condition they abstain from alcohol and drugs and stay out of bars. The incident happened in the early-morning hours of Aug. 18, just a few hours after the Roughriders beat the Montreal Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium.

Burke and former Bombers GM Joe Mack said at the beginning of this season that there was too much late-night partying going on with last year's Bomber squad, and they vowed to crack down.


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