The saga over Winnipeg’s accusations the Riders were faking injuries in the fourth quarter of the Labour Day Classic continues.
A Winnipeg newspaper report says the league is now investigating the Blue Bombers complaints but Rider Coach Chris Jones says that’s news to him.
“Uh, no, I have not been contacted by the league,” Chris Jones told 620 CKRM’s Rod Pederson. “I’ve talked to our people who have talked to the league. You can probably ask them.”
In the meantime, with leading rusher Cameron Marshall out with injury, the Roughriders will have a new face lining up at tailback in Saturday’s Banjo Bowl at Winnipeg.
Jones says it’s between Canadians Kienan LaFrance and Greg Morris, but the final decision hasn’t been made yet.
“We’ll go with guys who know our system,” Jones said. “We’ll make sure experience wins over.”
To get ready for the game, the Roughriders practiced with ear-splitting crowd noise piped into Mosaic Stadium on Wednesday.
Jones says they put the speakers at high volume because they expect a very rowdy crowd in Winnipeg.
“I thought it went real well,” Jones said. “Considering the fact there was so much noise. We turned it up very loud to try and mimic what we’re going to be in.”
The Riders visit the Blue Bombers Saturday at 1:00 on the Cooperators Rider Radio Network.