Meet the Blue Bombers bad boys

Chris Randle is the Bombers most penalized player.

Chris Randle is the Bombers most penalized player.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:26 PM ET

HAMILTON — In the NHL you had Dave (The Hammer) Schultz or Dave Semenko racking up the penalty minutes with each fight or bench-clearing brawl. If you were a hockey fan, you probably knew the league’s goal leader as well as its No. 1 goon.

In the CFL penalties come and go, for the most part, without a face put to the infraction. Sure, the number of the guilty party is announced over the public address system, but you don’t hear his name and the league doesn’t track individual penalty statistics.

That got us to thinking: Who are the Bomber bad boys? Who are the players piling up the penalty yards? Winnipeg was rather undisciplined in the first three games of the season, but they have curtailed their naughty behaviour in their last two outings and through five weeks are now the most disciplined team in the league.

Now if only head coach Mike O’Shea could get these guys to smarten up. Here are Winnipeg’s top five penalty yard producers through five games:


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