Jovon Johnson felt slap in face as he left Bombers

Jovon Johnson will line up at cornerback for the expansion RedBlacks in their inaugural game...

Jovon Johnson will line up at cornerback for the expansion RedBlacks in their inaugural game Thursday night against his old team, the Blue Bombers. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:59 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Jovon Johnson was irked that the Bombers used a voicemail message to let him know they no longer wanted him.

The Ottawa RedBlacks cornerback, who was the CFL’s defensive player of the year in 2011, was left a message just before free agency began in February, and it was the Bombers informing him they weren’t going to re-sign him. He figured he could’ve at least gotten a phone call.

“It’s a business, but at the end of the day I felt that I was loyal to the organization, and the way that they went about telling me that they weren’t going to bring me back, I kinda felt it was a slap in the face,” Johnson said Wednesday. “But that’s just the way it goes. You gotta live with it. I’m over it now, and I’m happy to be where I am.”

Johnson signed as a free agent with the expansion RedBlacks and is one of their starting cornerbacks. You know he’s had Thursday’s game against the Bombers circled on his calendar since the schedule was announced.


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