LaPolice Is Ticked Off

8) Listened to an interview on the Fan last night with Arash Madani, who is in Winnipeg for the game, and he stated that
   Paul LaPolice is very upset with this whole scenario regarding Harris.

   Apparently LaPolice told Madani that it was not his decision to release Harris at this point in time.
   It was Bomber GM, Joe Mack  who made the decision to do it now !!!

    Madani  said there were other options available regarding Harris, instead of just releasing him.

     The Bomber Forum has now reached 17 pages on this whole issue, and it is worth a look if you want a few laughs, and 
      it will get your hatred built up even more for the Bummers when you read the comments they make regarding the 
      Cats in all of this !!     <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: -->

and if the Bombers picked up one of our castoffs just prior to the EF, I'm sure they would be fine with that...

Either way, Mack had options yet chose the most insipid one. Period.

Hi Tipper:

This is what LaPolice said to TSN on the subject:

"LaPolice wouldn't speculate on Hamilton's motives for signing Jeffers-Harris. He also downplayed the information Jeffers-Harris could give the Ticats.

"It's different if we were taking a starting quarterback or somebody who had intimate knowledge," LaPolice said. "I think he'll maybe know some things, but we have over a hundred concepts in the package so that shouldn't be an issue."

While Jeffers-Harris could have been suspended rather than released, LaPolice said they didn't go that way because they didn't think Hamilton would pick him up.

"It didn't cross my mind because I don't think we would do that as an organization," he said."

LaPolice doesn't seem as upset or concerned in this quote!!?? But, whatever.

Instead of getting all mad and crazy at the Tiger cats for doing something that is completely within the rule book, LaPolice and Brown should storm into their GM's office and demand an explanation for such a boneheaded move.

And when they're done ranting, they could leave their boss with a copy of the CFL rules and regs for him to read, as Mack is not as acquainted with them as Obie is.

If the Bomber front office did their due diligence as thoroughly as Hamilton's certainly did. They would not have crapped the bed on this one.

Seems Mosquitoville has their anger misplaced!!!!

While Jeffers-Harris could have been suspended rather than released, LaPolice said they didn't go that way because they didn't think Hamilton would pick him up.

"It didn't cross my mind because I don't think we would do that as an organization," he said."


hahahahahahahah...you crack me up LaPolice. Good one!

hahahahahahahahahah

According to Drew Edwards, the Ticats actually tried to trade for TJH earlier this year. So how the Bombers wouldn't think he would be signed immediately by Hamilton if Winnipeg let him go at any time is inexplicable. Wait, no it isn't...they are stupid.

Also from Drew Edwards.
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While the move by Terence Jeffers-Harris from Winnipeg to Hamilton was simple enough – the Bombers released him and he signed with the Ticats just hours later – the backstory behind the deal is more complex, according to several sources who spoke to the Spectator on the condition of anonymity.

Jeffers-Harris was released by the Bombers on Friday morning after reportedly missing the start of a team meeting – he was apparently at the Bomber practice facility but not in the appropriate meeting room – and texted his agent, Tim Fleiszer, to inform to tell him what had happened.

Fleiszer, who represents a number of Ticats, happened to be in Ivor Wynne Stadium at the time and spoke to team officials to gauge their interest. Hamilton had been interested Jeffers-Harris for some time – they tried to trade for him as recently as six weeks ago – so a practice roster deal came together quickly.

By 10 p.m. Thursday night, Jeffers-Harris was in Hamilton.

According to multiple sources, the relationship between Jeffers-Harris and the Bombers had been strained since the off-season. When he signed with Winnipeg before the the 2010 season, he was assured by Bomber brass that he would be able to pursue NFL opportunities after the season and felt the team reneged on that agreement. Things worsened when his playing time was reduced this year.

The Bombers reportedly complained to the CFL after learning the Ticats had signed Jeffers-Harris.

Jeffers-Harris plans to pursue NFL opportunities after the season but is open to returning to the CFL, which is why he was eager to sign with a club immediately. The Ticats felt that any delay in signing him could have led to him going elsewhere. There is no deal in place with the Ticats for next season, according to multiple sources.[/b]
Because Jeffers-Harris qualifies as a veteran and was released after the deadline that guarantees the remainder of contracts, he will receive a full Winnipeg playoff share for East Final – and potentially the Grey Cup – in addition to his practice roster stipend, which is typically between $500 and $1,000 a week

The Bombers are still paying his salary and he gets a cut of their eastern final loss money. :lol:

Bummers are Bungling Bumpkins!!

Funny, that we haven't seen or heard a statement from the boneheaded Mosquitoville GM either before or since this "move" was made.

Perhaps the owners are trying to deal him now.

Don't fall for LaPol's fakes outrage. TJH is a mole, double agent. Bummers spied on our practice once (that we know of) so this is right up their alley.

Great info!! Thanks Grover!!!!!

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Sorry Ockham, I don't think LaPolice is smart enough to fake anything.

You're giving him way too much credit!!!

An interesting story from the Winnipeg Free Press.

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It was Thursday afternoon, just a couple of hours after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced they had released receiver Terence Jeffers-Harris for violating team rules.

Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice was holding his daily news conference and was asked if he was concerned that by quelling one distraction, he may very well have created a bigger one – and done it just days before his club plays the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Sunday’s East Division Final.

Preposterous, LaPolice shot back as though it was the dumbest question he’d ever heard. “I don’t think there’s any distraction in any way, shape or form on our team.”

Yeah, how’d that work out for you?

Because barely eight hours after LaPolice had made that response, Jeffers-Harris was in Hamilton talking to the Tiger-Cats and making news all over Twitter. By Friday morning, Jeffers-Harris was on Hamilton’s practice roster and practice field – and on the websites of every major news organization in this country.

And by Friday afternoon, LaPolice was answering reporters’ questions yet again, only this time their numbers had about doubled, his interrogators now also included the national media and the head coach’s arms were folded tightly across his chest in an unmistakably defensive posture that seemed to be saying, “Yeah, I probably screwed up, but I’m not going to be admitting it to you jackals.”

LaPolice had had several hours at that point to consider his response to the obvious and inevitable questions: Did you anticipate this eventuality? Were there no options short of outright release available? What kind of damage has this done to your team’s game plan for Sunday?

Despite the prep time, LaPolice struggled to find the right words and found himself tongue-tied several times. Bombers spokesman Darren Cameron tried to come to his coach’s rescue, attempting – in vain as it turned out – to cut off the line of questioning and asking reporters to move on to new subjects.[/b]

Maybe. I follow Tina on Twitter and she's definitely smart enough to pull this off.

I hope Obie knows what the bummers are up to and plays the double reverse on their double agent.

Hmm. . . I wonder. . . did Mr Cameron say "it's a non-issue, it's been handled internally, and we're not talking about it anymore." ?

Sounds completely plausible to me. Happens all the time. If he gets any NFL interest after not playing for most of the year, he'll go and if not there is no reason he won't stay here. We can't lose here. I love that they are still paying him. Too hilarious.

If LaPolice is upset now he will be livid when he hears what Mullinder says on Twitter...

lucmull95Luc Mullinder

Tj Harris also just gave us a WAAAAY faster way to get to the stadium...HA! Espionage is awesome!!!

That's Classic

With his lack of logic and clear thinking, It's amazed me ALL season long how this clown, LaPolice got to be a head coach.

Mind you, his hiring was brought to you by the same fool that "masterminded" the Harris fiasco.

Surprised his wife hasn't gone on another rant via twitter.

Typical Lapo. Couldnt stand him when he was here, cant stand him now.

This coming from the team that spied on us.

Let the boys play.

Because Jeffers-Harris qualifies as a veteran and was released after the deadline that guarantees the remainder of contracts, he will receive a full Winnipeg playoff share for East Final – and potentially the Grey Cup – in addition to his practice roster stipend, which is typically between $500 and $1,000 a week
The Bombers are still paying his salary [b]and he gets a cut of their eastern final loss money[/b]. :lol:

Bummers are Bungling Bumpkins!!


Hey, I'm now paranoid. Maybe TJH was purposely sent here to sabotage us... and by doing that he still gets a larger cut with a Bomber win. :smiley:

If those in winnipeg are going to get all ridiculous and crazed about it, then, by all means, let's have fun with it.

Bring Harris to the game and come gametime have him stand front and centre on the sidelines with Marcel, and then at the most opportune moments, he could pretend to say something to the coach. It could be anything. But, I bet, it would drive the BB bench crazy wondering what information he could be passing.

They think it's a problem. Let's make it one for them.