Alouettes linebacker Emry apologizes for punch to Roughriders Labatte
Montreal Alouettes Shea Emry hoists the Grey Cup after the Alouettes beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27 to win the 97th Grey Cup in Calgary on Sunday Nov. 29, 2009. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
Published Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:23PM EDT
MONTREAL - Montreal Alouettes linebacker Shea Emry has apologized on Twitter for punching Saskatchewan Roughriders' lineman Brendon Labatte.
Emry was ejected late in the first half of Montreal's victory in Regina on Saturday for what appeared to be a punch below the belt to Labatte after a Roughriders touchdown.
The 26-year-old apologized to fans of both teams as well as to the CFL and commissioner Mark Cohon.
"I apologize to the @cfl @sskroughriders and @MTLAlouettes fans for my actions yesterday," Emry twetted on Sunday. "It was a mindless act that isn't admirable.
"That's not the person I am off the field nor is it an (example) I want to set for youth that are watching me on the field. #CFL.
"I apologize to @canadiancommish (Cohon) for putting the @CFL in a light it doesn't need to be viewed in. I'm a better person than that shows."