One could say Steven Hughes might have figured he was done with gridiron gong shows when he left the York Lions.
The OUA all-star receiver is now at the centre of a little football firestorm. There was talk last week he would suit up for the Ottawa Gee-Gees against Queen's. Instead, he played the following day for the junior Ottawa Sooners in their semi-final win over the Châteauguay Raiders -- and there are apparently questions over whether he participated enough in the regular season and if Ottawa had got a release from his Ontario Football Conference team. As it stands, Ottawa has been declared ineligible.
If it is possible, the league should replay the semi-final. It removes any what-ifs for both teams.
Protest could sack Sooners from Manson Cup vs. Riders (Chris Stevenson, Sun Media)
Spurned Sooners lawyer up; QJFL drops team from final for using ineligible player (Ottawa Citizen)