Jon Cornish (Wikimedia Commons)
For most of the season, Calgary running back Jon Cornish has made the headlines for all of the right reasons. He leads the Canadian Football League with 947 rushing yards and is a strong contender to be the first Canadian to be named the Most Outstanding Player since Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson in 1969.
On Sunday however, Cornish made the headlines for the wrong reasons.
According to the Canadian Press, Cornish was fined Monday for mooning the Saskatchewan Roughrider crowd in Calgary’s 30-25 loss Sunday at Mosaic Stadium. He apologized for his actions on Monday.
In a press conference, Calgary Stampeders’ head coach and general manager John Hufnagel confirmed Cornish “pulled his pants down low”.
It will be interesting to see if Cornish’s inappropriate conduct will cost him a chance of winning the Most Outstanding Player award, where he is presently up against Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo and British Columbia Lions quarterback Travis Lulay at this stage of the CFL season.
Who do you think should be the CFL MOP so far this season? Has Cornish blown his chance for his inappropriate act? Let us know at www.anysportanytime.ca.