Calgary Stampeders linebacker JoJuan Armour enjoys hitting things — now he has been told to hit the road.
The veteran linebacker, a key piece of the 2008 Grey Cup championship team, was released yesterday for disciplinary reasons just two days after receiving his cherished championship ring.
“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 head coach/general manager John Hufnagel.
“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. He played an important role on our football team last year but we’re going in a different direction for 2009.”
Armour had been disciplined on Friday for throwing a teammate to the McMahon Stadium turf during practice. He was also suspended last October after being involved in an off-field incident.
Armour, 32, joined the Stamps prior to the 2008 Canadian Football League season and played all 18 regular-season games, in addition to the Grey Cup win last November in Montreal.
• The Stamps play their final pre-season game tonight in Saskatchewan at 7 p.m.