The following is copied from the Montreal Gazette's Alouette Blog. Gotta wonder how the Als can afford to have him on the Reserve List, at full pay with the dollars counting under the SMS, for every game, so far, this season. Not only do I wonder how, but also why? Maybe they feel, that it's worth paying the "insurance premium" because some other team might offer up somebody good in a trade when they loose their kicker to injury.
Thanks, but no thanks: Als kicker Sandro DeAngelis, yet to play this season, had no interest in coming home to Niagara Falls this week or attending Friday’s game against the Tiger-Cats. DeAngelis signed with Hamilton as a free agent in 2010, but was released last May.
“I didn’t get the chance to rebound for the Ticats. Obviously, I’m not going to get the chance to play in this game,? he said. “Life isn’t always fair.?
The Als have been known to allow healthy scratches to attend road games, but DeAngelis had no such desire.
“There’s no use going to the game and reliving bad memories,? he said. “I’m an Alouette now. Part of the reward of playing is road trips. If you’re not playing, you don’t go.?
DeAngelis, it seems, has been ostracized from the team. He spends most practises alone, kicking in the end zone, while Sean Whyte gets most, if not all, the work.