Monday, June 22, 2009

Calgary Stampeders Pull Off a Shocker; Cut JoJuan Armour

CALGARY, AB-The Calgary Stampeders have announced the shocking release of veteran linebacker JoJuan Armour.

Apparently Armour got involved in a on-field "incident" during Friday's practice and John Hufnagel the Stampeders coach and general manager decided to make the decision.

''It's never easy to release someone who contributed to a championship season, so I'm very disappointed to have to make this announcement about JoJuan today,'' said Hufnagel in a statement. ''We have a very clear policy on team discipline, whether it's on the practice field, during games or off the field. JoJuan chose not to follow that policy recently during practice and, as a result, I've made this decision.''

At the beginning of camp, Armour was slowed down and forced to sit due to a heart murmur and finally got back to pratice earlier in the week.

Armour started his CFL and professional career with the BC Lions. Then after some subpar season with the Lions he joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2006. With Hamilton he had 68 tackles and five sacks in year one, then in year two with the TiCats he recorded a career high 84 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.

In February 2008, Armour joined the Grey Cup bound Stampeders and had 61 tackles, four sacks and one interception.


  1. Good riddance, I never liked Armour at all!

  2. I think Hufnagel made a very good move here. They may miss Armour somewhat on the field but leaving him on the team after his altercations would have sent a bad message to the players for the rest of the year.