I have to agree, I have a great deal of respect for Henry as a player and senior ambassador of the CFL and game of football but on the other hand he does cry a bit too often especially yesterday.
When he said it was a totally intentional and dirty hit by Simoni to injure him again and take away his ability to play and provide a living for his family, come on that's a bit high and mighty of a statement for Smiling Hank to make.
Also just as bad of a statement was the one made by the TSN panel of Curious Schultz, Milt Steagal and Matt Dunigan who agreed although it was a clean hit it was dirty. Gee pretty surprising statements made by three guys who all are ex-football players, was Dunigan's career not ended by a hit to the head after suffering too many concussions or does he not remember?
Unlike the hit on Jeff Mathews where he was still behind the line of scrimmage throwing a pass and takes a helmet to helmet, head to head shot by the Ottawa defender who was actually penalized on the play and should suffer a heavy fine from the CFL.
This was definitely a statement game by many Ottawa players, ex-Tiger-Cats to rub it in to their old team like Williams, Elligson, Burris and so on. The first catch by Williams and to showboat afterwards only demonstrates the lack of respect Williams has to his old team the Tiger=Cats. Interesting though, after William's made that first catch, he dropped like 5 or 6 thrown his way and all this by a high priced player?
Henry Burris really didn't eat up the Tiger-Cats either in his inability to score TD's in the red zone. Jeff Mathews couldn't as well but at least in Mathews case the guy is 23 and has had 4 starts or so in the CFL compared to Whining Hank at 41 years and riding the record charts of the CFL.