-Canadian Press - According to a radio report from reporter Marty York, BC Lions Qb. Buck Pierce was arrested in south Surrey by the U.S. truck crossing border. Pierce apparently was with the Lions 3rd String qb Jarius Jackson and both had rifles claiming their coaches had them on gopher patrol. A Canadian border patrol guard who wished to remain unnamed, said he overheard Pierce speculating that a gopher named gainer had snuck into the U.S. in North Dakota and was trying to sneak back into Canada at the truck crossing in B.C. Apparently, Lions owner Brawley had ex-Rider kicker Paul McCallum dressed as a female gopher on the Trans-Canada Hwy just outside Golden B.C. hoping to attract Gainer to stop then drown him in the Kicking Horse River! Pierce became agitated when the border guards tried to remove the rifle and began to cry while Jackson instead began singing ,"We Shall Overcome!" Patrol guards straight-jacketed Pierce thinking he was about to have a meltdown. Head Coach Wally Buono came to release Pierce providing bail (1 case of Canadian whiskey for each guard) and took the upset Pierce back to the Surrey practise facility. It appears the Lions and their management are terribly frightened of Gainer the Gopher and the effect he may have on the fans at the Western final!!!!
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