Well there you go; the Toronto Argonauts apparently don’t appreciate the talents of one Andre Rison. Rison, who has been attempting a return to football through the offices of the double blue, has been benched for tonight’s Eastern semi-final match up between the Argos and the Ti-Cats.
And that’s not sitting well with the self described “greatest receiver in the world”; Rison compares his benching to the concept of the Chicago Bulls sitting down Michael Jordan during an NBA championship!
The benching of Rison signals a crossroads for the mercurial receiver, who insists that he will still play football next year, somewhere. Rison is willing to tell anyone who asks and even those that don’t, that he’s still got the chops to excel at the pro game.
For now he’s upset, but doesn’t want to become the story, yet has now done just that.
Whether the sideshow atmosphere affects the Argos as they head into their most important game of the season will be interesting to see. Distractions they don't need as they prepare to make a run for the Frey Cup. The Tiger Cats will no doubt hope that Hurricane Andre will blow through the dressing room just before game time, leaving nothing but open field in its wake!