Stampeders issue statement on Roy Finch arrest

The Calgary Stampeders have issued a statement after running back and returner Roy Finch was arrested in Oklahoma on Sunday.

“We have recently become aware of the matter regarding Roy Finch,” said president and general manager John Hufnagel in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering information. Once we have more information, we will have further comment.”

Finch resurrected his pro football career in Calgary, playing two seasons for the Stampeders. The five-foot-seven, 165-pound Finch was the CFL’s top special-teams player last year. He appeared in 13 games with Calgary in 2017, registering career highs in rushing yards (114), receiving yards (133) and punt return yards (1,200) and added 696 kickoff return yards and returned three punts for touchdowns.

He served a two-game suspension last season for violating the CFL’s drug policy. Finch admitted he took Adderall to treat attention deficit disorder and failed to clear the medication with Stampeder doctors.

Finch signed a two-year extension with the Stampeders in February.

-with CP files


77 Comments on Stampeders issue statement on Roy Finch arrest

  1. Following the Stamps pattern!

    • Oh please!
      You should thank god you live in a country where you are innocent until proven guilty. Please allow Finch this right too.

      • PS there’s video of him taking a swing at a police officer.

        • Where is it?

          • Green&Gold // April 16, 2018 at 9:02 pm //

            Ouch. This is not good. Will they cut him?

          • Where?. It seems weird the Edmond police have a widespread release of a video where they look like thugs continually beating the shit out of a guy they have tasered, laying on the ground but they only released the one where they look like good guys just doing their job, when some guy swings at them to you

          • Where?. It seems weird the Edmond police have a widespread release of a video where they look like thugs continually beating the shit out of a guy they have tasered, laying on the ground but they only released the one where they look like good guys just doing their job, when some guy swings at them to you

      • Oh please yourself if he was a Rider youd be having a hayday with this article

        • Yeas but that’s the difference lol. Next thing you know, they are going to blame it on the fact he is black lol.

          As soon as I saw this story first hit (while I was at work), I just KNEW by the time I got home that the back peddling was going to be in full force.

      • MR. Green // April 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm //

        Lol! Watching you run and scramble is funny:-(. Just take your ball and go home. Game over son! What goes around comes around but even worse.
        We all know you can’t take the heat, so get out of the kitchen.
        Hmmmmmmmmmm? People like you. Lol. What joke.

      • Oh my……

      • Puck hog // April 17, 2018 at 6:13 am //

        Well, Well, Mr. Ed. It appears the proverbial shoe is on the other foot. Excuse me, but I can’t stop laughing!!!

  2. Pennyrocker // April 16, 2018 at 5:10 pm //

    Duron Carter is a saint compared with Roy Finch.

  3. Billinburlington // April 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm //

    A very sad situation all around.

  4. My oh My. The tides have turned. It couldn’t of happened to a more classless fan base. Funny how they are the first to judge on Rider stories, yet here they come to the defense of their “choir boy”. The guy isn’t innocent. He already was being charged with possession of controlled substance(probably coke or meth) and dangerous driving. Now this…
    Makes you wonder if they were actually covering up his whole ADHD/Adderall drug test. Seems to be just another gang banger that can’t leave the life behind. His face is sure stumpeder red in that mugshot. Lol

    PS.. Getting rid of Messam wasn’t the best decision now. Time to look at free agency, hell if they want to trade for one of our MANY running backs, we might listen.

    • Why would we need one of your running backs? The world is full of over hyped college stars who flop in the pros like Richardson, we could just sign one for ourselves!
      Calgary will replace finch, assuming he’s guilty.

      • Lol we shall see, I’m sure these guys coming in are going to be able to pick up the playbook, plus figure out the extra player on the field/blocking. Its going to be a long year for the Stampeders running game, if they can’t find a more experienced back.

        • Well, seems Calgary have several players every year who come out of no where and become stars, so why not this year!!!!
          I guess when you bring in players with brains they are quick studies of the playbook.

      • Riders23 // April 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm //

        This Comming from a guy that has spent the past two days yapping about /trashing the Riders players as JUST PROSPECTS , when Rider fan base posters come forward with names they find hopeful of playing when challenged to do so by other posters ( primarily Mr. Red and Green Envy ) . Sigh —- more irony -but this time with more righteous anger from our sad little Mr. Red.

        • You’re wasting your time with him. You can’t ‘win’ because he is either too stupid to see it the way it is or he is trying to get you riled up (I honestly think it is the first because he says it with such conviction lol). All you can do with his kind is let them think they know it all. I know it is hard but the alternative is beating your head against the wall and it’s your head that will bleed, not his hollow, cavernous mass of nothing,

          • Oh hey BC Dave….. don’t know about you but after seeing goober nuts eat his words – I’m going to buy a lottery ticket. I feel lucky 🙂

          • Riders23 // April 16, 2018 at 8:47 pm //

            True Dave , but in posting one gets to tests ones perspective ///sense of rationality in seeing if its congruent with the majority of the sane common sense posters that read this sight . Plus its kind of Kathardic preparation , as in if in the after life is pergatory being much like haveing to talk reason to folks like Mr. Red—– lots of painful suffering to test ones grasp on reality !!! ,lol

      • C....UR....SOUL // April 16, 2018 at 8:12 pm //

        Shame on Huff for being so classless. He should not have tried to sweep this under the rug, even though that’s what he has been doing his whole career. He’s that guy that never admits to doing anything but the first one to rat out everyone else…tsk tsk Huff true colors coming out now. dump stadium …..dump organization…BTW horse lover how do you like it???

  5. Scottsask // April 16, 2018 at 5:20 pm //

    In defense of the Stamps as an organization, don’t judge them based on the constant trolling of one fan with multiple personality disorder.

    • Gainer Jr // April 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm //

      Mr red can’t have multiple personality disorder today with the 50 – 60 comments he has posted already defending Finch. He will name swap a lot more tomorrow guys. Ironic is pronounced hahahahahahaha

    • Riders23 // April 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm //

      Agreed , most the Stamp fan base are good salt of the earth people; that take no pride in/ or take no pleasure from taunting related to the abrasive actions of others. That applies to the current roster players /Coaches and Administrators of the Stamps as well. Most fan based support their local teams as best they can and engage in good natured ribbing that can be fiesty at times. However as we have seen based on the current horrible incident in Humbolt , most fan bases can come together in support and unity in times of great need , glad we know this for the most part as Canadians.

    • Habsnriders // April 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm //

      Well said , he is one weird dude and from what I can tell half dozen or more accounts .

    • Agreed Scott. I’m positive that 98% of the Stampeder fans are embarrassed by the rants of the town crier.

      • Puck Hog // April 17, 2018 at 9:15 am //

        One thing Red does well is bring fans from different teams together to rail against him, all while turning most fans against Calgary. He is a one-horse wrecking ball when it comes to the Stampeders’ brand.

  6. Sorry Scott, It was never just the one a-hole. It was more of the fan base. Funny part, is none of the other stumps fans tried to stop him spewing his constant hate. As far as I’m concerned eye for an eye at this point.

    • I thi k it might be that other stamps fans are as sick of him as we are but more so, they are embarrassed by him. There were a couple of threads months ago when they tried ti reign him in but he just does not have the social skills to get it.

  7. I agree – we all have distasteful fans and supporters of clubs .

    And all teams have players that make very poor ‘life choices’ at times

    • Exactly. Look at the assclown we had a few years ago, Yonus Davis lol. Wally released him as soon as he was charged if my recall is correct. Hated to see him go but…

  8. Scottsask // April 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm //

    That’s a true fact, it’s just amusing when it bites certain blowhards in the ass, would you not agree?

  9. Jailbird Stamps! // April 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm //

    Stamp life, thug life! Last year it was Tommie Campbell running out the back door of his mom’s house with a Stamps backpack full of crack. This year it’s Roy Finch facing drug charges, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and getting tasered. Who’s the next thug up for the Stamps?

    • Show Class.

      • Habsnriders // April 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm //

        Omg that is your best post ever “show class” . This coming from you now this is some good comedy .

      • Gainer Jr // April 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm //

        So people tell you to show some class with your outrageous, over the line comments and you spew it out thicker. Now that the tables have turned, you want us to show some mercy hahaha But you know what, some of us will keep it classy, hoping you learn a lesson in this somewhere (probably not tho). Karma is a fickle b*tch.

        • Karma? There is no Karma in the offseason. Karma comes in the season when we whip you asses

          • OHHHHHHH. So THAT’s what happened last two Grey Cups. Gee, maybe we CAN learn something form you hahahahahahahahahaha.

        • Gainer Jr – you lost him there. He thinks Karma is the car his Mom drives.

      • You wouldn’t know class if it slapped you in the face.

      • Huff's Neighbor // April 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm //

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Show class coming from you is with out a doubt the funniest thing every said any where for all time. The true sign of a hypocrite is someone who changes their tune when the evidence shows them wrong. You little girl are a sad case and soooooooo glad you’re a Stumps fan.

    • Hahaha…love the handle.*MPD is going to lose his mind.

      *Multiple Personality Disorder

      Do disrespect to the real Calgary fans.

  10. I couldn’t find a video where he is alleged to have taken the swing across the street from where he was arrested, but I did see a video of the arrest and was quite surprised. I thought Finch was more elusive than that. 🙂

  11. How Carter’s legal issues coming along?

    • Greenland // April 16, 2018 at 6:13 pm //

      That’s the best you can come up with?

    • Lmao!!! Atleast he’s going to be playing this year. Finch.. not so much

    • Gainer Jr // April 16, 2018 at 6:31 pm //

      Guess I spoke to soon up above…here you are spewing complete dumba**ery again haha you dumb. As one of Classified’s rap song titles says…That ain’t classy

      • Gainer, I think you might be newer than me here. I tried what you tried last year. He does not learn. He does not grasp it. You might as well sit with a brick in front of you trying to teach it to spell. True me, your odds are better.

    • Not about Carter MPD – this is a Stampeder story. Terrible that it wasn’t a positive one.

    • Habsnriders // April 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm //

      His are pretty minor compared to finch . Carter will be playing this year while finch will be in the longest yard .

  12. Scottsask // April 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm //

    Real good, it’s going to be thrown out.

  13. JoeSchmuck27 // April 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm //

    Something odd is going on with Calgary players, and their insistence with continually finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. I’d be ashamed if I lived in Calgary and was being represented across the nation with a team filled with potential felons.

  14. Green&Gold // April 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm //

    Finch brings new meaning to the term Jailbird I guess

  15. Evilempire // April 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm //

    I think it sucks just for the game.this guy is a great player,even though I can’t stand the stampeders it’s to bad he could be lost for the cfl

  16. Green&Gold // April 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm //

    Well, as Huffer always says when a guy goes down, next man uppers… I mean next man up?

  17. Colour me green // April 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm //

    OMG the football gods are getting even. They too can’t stsnd the troll. And as I read his comments Mr Red says “assuming he’s guilty”. Wow he thru Finch under the bus already without any trial details. Nice fan support.
    Total classless organization to hire gangers. What is Huff doing. Over the salary cap and now this, wow. And to treat Messam like they did what’s happening in cowtown.
    Oh this is just too good. Karma

  18. Colour me green // April 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm //

    It is fun to make up facts, tell half truths and make no sense. But hindsight says it’s pathetic and not worthy to post if you have any pride in yourself and your reputation. Riders deserve better from thier fans so I take back my last post.
    Oh it was fun for one minute……

  19. Scottsask // April 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm //

    I fully understand, thanks for being a stand up guy.

  20. Couldn’t have happened to a worse organization!

  21. Pennyrocker // April 17, 2018 at 10:23 am //

    Huff needs to step and suspension of Finch is in order pending out come of the charges.

    Duron never took a swing or resisted arrest therefore he a lot smarter than Finch.

    • Yeah, A guy who trys to smuggle pot into Canada while facing a previous charge is really smart!

  22. Oklahoma has strong laws against MJ. He’s toast.

    I hope he takes responsibility for his actions. Dumb ass.

    Also, everyone deserves a second chance…. Making a stupid decison, we all do it.

    This is a tough one… He doesn’t work with kids, but he may influence. Not an easy situation for the stamps.

    • Green&Gold // April 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm //

      A few years ago a Tulsa man was sentenced to life for having 0.16 ounces in his possession. Holy cow!

  23. Rider fan // April 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm //

    This is sad situation. Roy Finch is a great foot ball player. He is fun to watch. Like Duron I wish these guys could get thing sorted out.

  24. Jerimiah was a Bull Frog // April 18, 2018 at 9:01 am //

    Calgary Stampeders… the team that hides together slides together. Keep hiding those criminal players and keep sliding when it comes to winning a championship.
    Now that the criminals can no longer hide and are falling one by one in Calgary. It won’t be long before Mr Ed has to run and hide while the Calgary players soon get named the Horse thieves and they fall from their regular season triumphs.

  25. If he didn’t have CTE before…..yikes….after that beat down?

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