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Thursday, November 15, 2012

LEWIS FINED

TORONTO - The CFL fined Calgary Stampeders slotback Nik Lewis on Wednesday for violating the league's social media policy.

As per league policy, the amount of the fine was not disclosed.

On Tuesday, Lewis tweeted: ``I just bought OJ's gloves on eBay. Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole.'' He added the hashtag #MaybeALittleToFar.

On Tuesday, the Stampeders said the tweet was inappropriate and that it had been deleted.

According to the CFL's social media policy: ``If a player, team employee or league employee uses social media ... in a manner that may bring the CFL into disrepute, including posts that condone harassment, discrimination or violence ... they will be subject to discipline from the commissioner's office.''

Stampeders coach John Hufnagel has told his players not to send any tweets for the remainder of the CFL playoffs.

Last month, the CFL fined B.C. Lions defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell for tweeting a disparaging reference to people of Chinese descent.

© 2012 The Canadian Press

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Classless organization with classless players. He should have to donate some salary to a womans shelter in Calgary, be suspended for the game and escorted to the US border. Is the a--hole American?

Rally Driver said...

John Hufnagle, "Canada's Highest Paid Baby sitter". No offense meant toward baby sitters.

hmmm said...

Just a crude tweet. No shock value, just a statement that meant nothing other than to show he's a low level human. If he's hoping people will think he's a "crazy" guy...sorry, I just dismiss him now.

carl the truth said...

The horror of typing a 140 character sentence or 2....how will the world ever recover from such an unspeakable atrocity?

Anonymous said...

For years Hufnagel has been unable to control his team and for years they have been an arrogant group of jerks, hope they lose to BC. Then hopefully BC loses to Toronto and we can put this year to rest. Seems the powers that be have been pulling for Toronto to win it and they just might do it.

Anonymous said...

nothing but angels and saints in riderville. you know where nice guys finish. this was stupid of lewis but seriously it wasn't a head butt during a game. rider fans wine when they get beat, wine that everyone else is dirty, cry about how classless everyone is...thats what losers do.

Mike said...

Anonymous..... you must be from calgary with that comment then sir you must be classless as well. This was just as stupid as a head butt during a game. The stamps have pulled more classless things than just a head butt during a game. Our players did not pull our pants down on the sidelines during a game. You could stick your big city attitude you know where. Bad guys always get theirs in the end. What goes around comes around. I guess Lewis's waist size is bigger than his brain. I hope BC gives what you guys deserve.

Anonymous said...

We may see our team through rose colored glasses but we know how to spell whine

Anonymous said...

Ya, so Calgary gets to play one more game than the riders. Big deal. This weekend is going to be ugly for them. Move on.

Anonymous said...

A guy butchers his wife with a knife and you write it of as not a head butt and Rider fans whining. Nice.

Mike said...

Anonymous.... must be calgary mentality. Talking about losers... the flames have not won anything for years and I dont see the stamps having grey cup parades. If i was a fan of the flames i would probably shoot myself. Thats worse than being a leaf fan.

Anonymous said...

lewis didn't butcher anyone, except his character. he typed something he shouldn't have. that to rider fans is WAY worse than knocking a player out with an illegal hit. tell me this rider knobs, what would actually make you happier, winning when it actually matters, or seeing better teams lose so the laughable losers from sasky feel good about themselves?

SAJ said...

Who cares what he says on a stupid twitter account? quit being so touchy.

some of these responses sound like a bunch of soccer moms rather than football fans. Go find your balls.

Ben said...

What Lewis said was wrong! But Nik didn't mean any harm by it at all! I have talked with him hundreds of times, some of those times with my Rider jersey on and he is a great guy. And really Rider fans have no business pointing a finger at other teams players! It wasn't that long ago that a Rider was in court every week! And to the person who took the shot at the Flames. Hmmm that's funny a Saskatchewan person making fun of a NHL fanbase. How many Cups has a Saskatchewan NHL team won?

@mrt_man said...

JEEZ PPL ARE SENSITIVE THESE DAYS... DUMB COMMENT, BUT COME ON!

Anonymous said...

Your so cool because you come on here and bash the rider nation...i just wanted you to know how cool you are...i wish i was as cool as you!maybe one day i can be that cool...maybe!? Lol like really, we laugh at posters like you, your just like your team..no class. You think you hurt our feelings when you say that stuff? lol get over yourself dude!

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be on a classy team that has it's loses than a unclassy winning team....WATCH OUT NEXT YEAR....2013 YEAR IS THE YEAR THE RIDERS WHEN THE GC.

Anonymous said...

This "PIG" should be tarred and feathered and banned from all sports in North America.

Mike said...

Ben.... How many cups has the Flames won since they came into the NHL. Just one. NHL players are babies just like iginla. Calgary Sucks I would ont want ot live their. I hate the big city. At least here you can breathe and i like the wide open space. You coluld shove your big city attitude you know where. At Least we sell out our games here in the playoffs and wow one win in the playoffs vs the riders. The stamps cant get it done lately when it counts because they have big losers like cornish and Lewis to contend with.

Anonymous said...

OK this one is for Ben.
"Sask NHL" team has same number of cups as Flames do since 1990.

AS for Lewis.. ehhh did anybody expected anything less from him. Who cares, he will be buying golf gloves in couple of days.

Anonymous said...

First of all, people from both sides on here are being ridiculous. Saying the guy should be banned from sports is stupid. Saying the tweet is no big deal is stupid.

The tweet was very wrong and distasteful. Period. He deserved the fine, if not a suspension. Period. He should be forced to apologize. Period.

The only problem I have is the last part. His "apology" was announcing to the world he's sorry this cost him money. That speaks to what kind of "class" this guy has.

Nevertheless, it was a forced apology that much like the Calgary radio guy last week who's "Apology" was follow by a "BUT I was only trying to be funny" only happened because their employer made them do it. They did it. Sort of. And now our job as fans is to move on.

We move on with a clear image of what both of these clowns are all about and move on.

Anonymous said...

"Your so cool because you come on here and bash the rider nation...i just wanted you to know how cool you are...i wish i was as cool as you!maybe one day i can be that cool...maybe!? Lol like really, we laugh at posters like you, your just like your team..no class. You think you hurt our feelings when you say that stuff? lol get over yourself dude!"

that my friends is how a kid in the 5th grade wins an arguement...but since that is the average IQ of every rider fan i would expect nothing less. fanatical morons, who bitch when they lose, and bitch that they could do so much better when they win. the most disfunctional fan base of any sport by far. hell even maple leaf fans are realists compared to these knuckle dragging pieces of crap from the wheat province. sorry if the truth hurts....DUDE!

Anonymous said...

Why do these phony apologies make everybody feel better? Usually the type of person to get bothered by a silly comment like that in the first place is going to be very, very sensitive, so why does 'im sorry' suffice?

What is the point of a celebrity having a twitter account if anything, other than that which is impossible to offend one of you cry babies, is deemed suspension worthy?

and do you think these guys actually change, or do they know they can just say whatever they want and get attention if they eat shit for a couple days?

At what point does this BS charade get stale? Who cares what an athlete has to say on the internet in the first place?

Mike said...

I guess the avg IQ of Nik Lewis and John Cornish reflects the IQ of the rest of The Stampeder fans on here. Nik Lewis cant spell either so that explains it. One of my fellow rider fans is right on on here when he speaks of hte rider winning more championships than your flames. Hell my favorite NHL team can win more than your flames.

Anonymous said...

For those who say this is not a big deal. Obviously you are a male. Think about this for a second... When you are a black man and you state you have OJ Simpsons gloves and you need a white girl like Nocole.
You are basically saying you want to mutilate a woman.
So try and Telling all the women of the world that this is not a big deal.
Sure hope your Mother or Siters dont read your comments