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Brendon LaBatte participates in Riders training camp in Saskatoon in May 2017.
Brendon LaBatte participates in Riders training camp in Saskatoon in May 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

‘This is what I love:’ Riders play football despite CTE risks

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 27, 2017 - 2:51pm

Brendon LaBatte is not giving up on his passion.

The Roughriders offensive lineman said his love of football will keep him in the game for as long as he can play it, despite new research that showed 99 per cent of the studied brains of NFLers came back with CTE.

Antwane Grant (centre) will get his first start as a Roughrider in the game against Hamilton on July 8, 2017.
Antwane Grant (centre) will get his first start as a Roughrider in the game against Hamilton on July 8, 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Antwane Grant ready for 1st start as a Rider

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 7, 2017 - 4:22pm

There was no other acceptable option for Antwane Grant but to be a Saskatchewan Roughrider.

“I came with a chip on my shoulder,” he said. “I didn't stick around in the NFL, I knew when I came here I wanted to stick around. I wanted to be here for sure.”

Since being released by the Roughriders, Jonathan Newsome signed a deal with the Ottawa Redblacks.
Since being released by the Roughriders, Jonathan Newsome signed a deal with the Ottawa Redblacks. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Former Rider Jonathan Newsome speaks out about surprise cut

By CJME News Staff
July 7, 2017 - 11:32am

Johnathan Newsome is telling his side of the story about why he was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“It ain't no mystery when somebody just doesn't like you,” Newsome tweeted after announcing he’d signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.

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