Bombers' Mario Urrutia also involved with ownership

Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Mike O'Shea talks to his players at mini-camp on April 14. (STEVE...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Mike O'Shea talks to his players at mini-camp on April 14. (STEVE NESIUS/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:57 PM ET

If Mario Urrutia wanted a raise last season, all he had to do was have a conversation with himself. It probably would have gone something like this:

Urrutia the player: Can I get a raise?

Urrutia the owner: No.

Urrutia the player: Why not? Didn’t you see the catch I made out there tonight?

Urrutia the owner: I did, but I also saw you drop the ball, too.

Urrutia the player: Fine, I quit.

Urrutia the owner: You can’t quit. You own the team.

Urrutia the player: Oh, right.

Yes, the 6-foot-5, 232-pound receiver out of the University of Louisville was recently a co-owner — and receiver — with a Continental Indoor Football League franchise called the Kentucky Xtreme. Owning part of a team while playing for it is not something every 28-year-old football player does.


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