Veteran offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye rips Alouettes GM Kavis Reed after release

Jovan Olafioye does not appear to be a big fan of Montreal Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed.

The veteran offensive lineman fired off a series of tweets Monday morning criticizing Reed after being released by the team on the first day of training camp.


Olafioye is a six-time CFL all-star with 138 career starts. He played one season in Montreal after seven seasons with the B.C. Lions. And according to TSN’s Derek Taylor, the 30-year-old’s play hardly dropped off last season.

Olafioye wasn’t unemployed for long as the Lions announced they had re-signed him just hours after his release.


89 Comments on Veteran offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye rips Alouettes GM Kavis Reed after release

  1. Kavis Reed is such a joke, MTL seems to like underqualified Gms why not give me a call? ill do it for much cheaper and couldnt do any worse

    • Michael Kulyk // May 21, 2018 at 10:48 am //

      thats too bad – we will keep jim popp here in toronto – thx !

      • redhorse66 // May 22, 2018 at 12:59 am //

        You can keep Popp in Toronto. He will hide behind Trestman for as long as he can. That draft was atrocious, overspent on talent, highest average salary in the CFL and the second oldest team….

        He destroyed Montreal single handedly,,,forget about it…that clown is a egotistical weasel.

        • Traitor Trump // May 22, 2018 at 1:12 am //

          Who rebuilt the Argos in an offseason that got off to a late start and finished with a Grey Cup win. Jealous much?

    • Any chance you might consider working in Winnipeg?

      • Bomber Fan In The Stands // May 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm //

        Sorry.., had Kavis Reed.., don’t want him back!!!

        • Jerimiah was a bullfrog // May 21, 2018 at 3:47 pm //

          As a Rider fan. I couldn’t agree with you more “Bomber fan in the Stands”
          Let’s face it, we don’t hardly ever agree.
          Kavis Reed has no organizational skill at all. He runs that franchise like a disfunctional family and it shows.

          • JO played with zero heart last year when he wasn’t on the injured list. Let’s see you play now that you got what you deserved Jovan. Have fun at next wherever that is. Let’s just hope there isn’t any adversity or we will be watching your ass get cut again.

      • Adriano // May 22, 2018 at 1:04 am //

        Take Popp to Winnipeg and make Zimmerman the GM. He is bringing in all the players and is the man with the plan. Popp wants to work from Carolina and import people from Quebec to the job in football ops. Like there is nobody in the province of Ontario or City of Toronto that were worthy of those jobs.

        • We’re just content with the great job Kyle Walters is doing with Mike O’Shea and the team, and we don’t need Popp in the West. #ForTheW

    • If Als are successful it will be in spite of Reed. Rich Stubler may be the only adult in the room, if they had any smarts they would listen to him

      • Stubler is a terrible DC – – almost as bad as Reed is at being the GM.

        You’ll see what I mean when the season starts, my friend.

    • This clown is even WORSE then Chris Jones; is that even possible? Perhaps you should also apply for the Sliders GFM job as well (as long as you promise NOT to cheat and release drug dealers and addicts from the team).

      • Esks suck // May 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm //

        How was the view from the basement tough guy? Lmao

        • You should know since the Sliders were basement dwellers for years and finished in last place in 2011, 2015 AND 2016; and only finished in 4th place last season; and only make the playoffs by crossing over to the CHARITY Division in the East. A fourth place finish in the West and having to cross over to the charity division is hardly something to boast about; but Slider fans being so arrogant will do so anyway.

          • Jerimiah was a bullfrog // May 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm //

            That’s hilarious… Only an imbecile would call another team names where that finished ahead of his own team. Calling one play away from attending the Grey Cup through the East the Charity division. Once again shows the least of brain cells when in fact it was thale so called Charity division team that went on to win the Grey Cup.
            If you ever come up with something that truly makes sense and isn’t just a bunch of childish nonsense. Lay it on us. In the mean time you go ahead and keep calling a team that finished so far ahead of you names. While your team can’t even make the playoffs. Due to makingvstuff up and theoutright lying. Just like the name calling. From this day forward I will refer to you as liarsfan4life

          • You are one angry fan Lions4Life. No wonder people don’t go to games in BC, d*cks like you are everywhere.

          • Rider Fan // May 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm //

            Charity devision that won the grey cup

          • Jerimiah was a bullfrog should really read Jerimah was a bullshiter. I notice that you don’t even have the balls to accept “replies” to your own post. You are the imbecile. Do you NOT know that the Lions missed the playoffs last season AFTER BEING in the playoffs for twenty (20) consecutive years covering the seasons between 1997 to 2016 inclusive. How many consecutive seasons of PLAYOFF football did the Sliders have prior to 2016? ZERO, that how many. Between 1997 to 2017 the Sliders have ONLY had nine (9) consecutive seasons of playoff football and that was so long ago, eight years in fact (between 2002 to 2010). So before you call the Lions LOSERS, check out the losing record of the team you cheer for (the Sliders) first…you imbecile.

      • Mr Red. // May 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm //

        You are so right abut Jones. Jones can coach, but he needs a baby sitter to make all the hard managerial choices. That much is evident.

        • Huff's Neighbor // May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm //

          Like you know anything of anything. Pure basement dark dwelling loser with no friends and cheer for a hurting team. What is evident by what you write, is how little you know, how sad your case, how pathetic you life. But heck, you’re a stumps fan so I guess that makes up for it.

          • “Huff’s Neighbour” you are the low life scum bag masquerading as a pseudo stamps fan with your handle “Huff’s Neighbour”. But heck, your a Sliders fan so I guess that makes up for it. We know that all Slider fans can only dream of having a team a GREAT as the Stamps, with an excellent GM as great as Huff and a coach in Dickenson that eminently more qualified then Jones to do the job. After all, what other LOGICAL explanation is there for your “handle”? Dream on Slider fans…dream on.

      • Dennis Quintin // May 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm //

        You’re a joke, why didn’t you stay in hibernation, a personal attack on a player is not allowed, especially for things that soon will be legal , get a lions4LIFE, LOSER!

        • Another grade 4 uneducated Sliders fan. Possession of marijuana (or cannabis) is NOT yet legal in Canada and until possession of marijuana is MADE LEGAL, then it is STILL illegal to possess marijuana in Canada. Under the current Criminal Code, for a first offence involving possession of 30 grams of marijuana Duron Carter could be fined $1,000 and be jailed for one year.The legal limit of marijuana that a person 18 years or OVER can possess under the proposed legislation is only 30 grams.The amount of marijuana that DC had on his possession is likely going to be over the legal limit for lawful possession of cannabis when the law does come into effect. In addition Cartier was caught with marijuana at an airport; so transporting marijuana will also likely be a crime under the proposed legislation. Carter should get his ASS thrown in jail for his unlawful behaviour…what a crappy role model he is for adolescent and teen aged kids. Sounds like YOU condone possession of what would constitute an illegal amount of marijuana.

          • Lancaster/Reed // May 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm //

            Loinsfan. A whole week to get new material, and still using the 4th grade joke. That tells us a lot more about your lack of education than anything else.

          • That’s a lot of words for fan who’s team is in shambles and didn’t make the playoffs last year. Keep it coming, get it all out now before you embarrass yer self in the regular season again.

          • Duececoupe // May 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm //

            And after that childish rant do you really think none of the lions smoke pot . I see your comments and they really don’t have any substance to them they are just hate laden drivel. You are an embarrassment to the lions and to the CFL.
            I’m very very certain you were either a bully in school or got bullied and this is now your outlet , flexing your internet muscle. How pathetic.

      • Lol, like how you talk shit having a Ed Hervey and a washed up Bouno , see what you have to say after Jones and Co accept the Cup In Edmonton.

        • HaHaHaHa…I can’t stop laughing at the ignorance of Slider fans. The Sliders are ONLY ONE FULL season from TWO consecutive LAST place finishes (in the 2015 and 2016 CFL seasons) and because the Sliders finished in 4th place in the West last season and made the playoffs only by crossing over to the CHARITY Division in the East, many Slider fans think that the Sliders will WIN the Grey Cup in 2018…..HaHaHaHa (Sliders fans BTW said that the team would win the Grey Cup in 2015 as well and look what happened).

          • Says the fan of the 5th place team in the west? All hail Wally?

          • Getting better Sally. Used “sliders” 6 times and still didn’t make a point. You certainly are proof of how messed up an individual can turn out when family members procreate.

            Jebidiah is lookin fer ya. The pigs need a full service.

          • Football is what have you done for me lately buddy. And your Lions, well…I needn’t say more.

          • 3rd and 1 // May 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm //

            Dickweed. The Riderscare on an upswing. Whil the Lions are on a downward swing. 2017 Lions Last place in the West. Are you so clueless? You are trying to make some ridiculous point on a team that is moving forward while your team is not moving in the right direction.
            Man I can hardly wait for the Lions – Riders first regular season game. I don’t care if it’s in SK or BC. I just want to read the words you will have to say. Unfortunately we can see the size of your eyeballs after having your team exposed in every area

      • Huff's Neighbor // May 22, 2018 at 11:17 am //

        Loserfan4life your shtick is getting old and boring. Have you been bunking with Mrs Red or are you two pen pals now? Because your intelligence or lack there of, comes through in Red and Orange colors. Either way, say something football related or take a hike. Can’t wait to see the Felions sitting in last place.

    • Biggest joke in the CFL , he’s a X player. Not a Coordinator, Not a Head Coach and NOT a GM , might be capable WATERBOY , might

      • Kavis would fit right in with the Sliders organization where incompetence, ignorance, and cheating abound. Oh I forgot Kavis was a Sliders coach in 2009 so he’s “been there and done that”; but still Kavis would fit right in with the Sliders organization today.

  2. The entire province of SK // May 21, 2018 at 10:36 am //

    Will never forgive him for that 13th man debacle!

  3. greenenvy? // May 21, 2018 at 10:43 am //

    BC’s looking real good on the OL. Taylor will also tell you Figueroa likewise allowed 1 sack all year in 2017. BC now has bookend tackles who can get the job done. I like what I see on the BC offence a lot. You’ll see a different Jennings in BC this year IMO. I’ll repeat what I said earlier. Jarious Jackson may be the biggest pickup. Khari Jones is where he belongs – with Kavis in Mtl. There should be a lot of hope in BC.

    • Figueroa was that good last year? Doesn’t fit with the narrative that the OLine was responsible for all of the struggles Johnny Jennings had.

      • BC Dave // May 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm //

        Um…Excuse me mr. know-it-all and knows-all-other teams, it’s coz Figueroa was in Edmonton last year. Just like the other one, speak first, think later. Love to pretend you know it all. Keep dreaming sparky.

        • Yes I realize that, my friend. Reilly took a tremendous amount of punishment last year so it seems surprising that Figueroa would be rated that highly.

          Still the same interior for the Lions as it was last year. Not sure how they could suddenly be “looking real good” when they’re were accused of being responsible for the bumbling play of Johnny Jennings last year.

    • EXCELLENT post greenenvy.

    • Huff's Neighbor // May 22, 2018 at 11:19 am //

      BC needs a lot more than an OL to be any good this year. Last in the west, just behind the Stumps. Bank on it.

  4. Sour grapes

    • Yep and it may not have been the GMs decision either, the coaches may not have liked his play or attitude.

  5. Macavity // May 21, 2018 at 10:58 am //

    Reed really has no idea what he’s doing. Least liked and respected CFL player by the rest of the coaches and GMs across the league. Suffering teams usually get a bit of sympathy, Reed’s teams will get laughs until he’s gone.

    • On top of everything you just stated, I agree, he is also a funny looking dude with no warmth

  6. canadianfootballfan // May 21, 2018 at 11:16 am //

    The Als line was already crap, and now it will be swiss cheese.

  7. Tiger man // May 21, 2018 at 11:17 am //

    He’s only repeating what the rest of us have known for sometime…

    In the U.S..there is “fake news”.

    Up here, in Montreal, they have “fake GM”….

  8. Edward Leslie // May 21, 2018 at 12:06 pm //

    Every time I post any comment, even positive or neutral, regarding a certain General Manager of Montreal, I automatically get the “Your comment is awaiting moderation” routine.
    This is because I dared suggest his team building might be prejudiced, due to releasing about 15 caucasian players, 5 coaches and numerous executives within one year.

    Right or wrong, I thought freedom of speech was allowed in Canada. But this clearly isn’t the case with 3downnation, who has “profiled” me and clearly expressed that reverse racism is just fine and dandy.

    Don’t worry, I won’t be posting anything more on this site. I support freedom of speech and I don’t support those who don’t.

  9. Macavity // May 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm //

    Edward, it’s adorable that you think “freedom of speech” means “I can have anything a want printed by anybody” and that you think Reed’s incompetence is as simple as racial favouritism. The man literally has NO idea how to do his job, nothing to do with the colour of anyone!

    • I didn’t see the comment discussing the ethnicities of Reed’s cuts, so I can’t comment on the context.

      But I know that I don’t comment on race or use profanity, so I’m not sure what warrants my comments being censored.

      • Area 51, your comments being censored might be due some of the degrading nicknames you try to foster on some CFL players. Try keeping it classy sometime and you might get better results.

  10. Lancaster/Reed // May 21, 2018 at 12:20 pm //

    So kavis gives a $20k bonus to a player about to retire, and then asks a rock solid o-lineman to take a pay cut. Incompetent or stupid?

    • And people wonder why I point out how clueless and incompetent some of the GMs and coaches are around the league.

      The common refrain is that “he’s a pro level GM” or “his resume is better than yours” – – somehow supposed to makes these guys immune from dumb decisions.

    • Mr Red. // May 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm //

      and Jones gave $30,000.00 to a player he cut. What’s your point?

      • Rather Be In Hell // May 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm //

        His point is you’re a douche. No wait, that’s my point.

        • “Rather Be in Hell”, you ARE in Hell if you live in Saskabush and CHEER for the Sliders.

          • Lining up at the starters gate 2018 // May 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm //

            Steve your comments makes absolutely no sense. What are you trying to say?
            So now the fans of probably the largest fan base are now wanna be fans. What is a wanna be fan. Your writing and the way you end sentences. I have no doubt you are Liarsfan4life. Between Dead horse and liarsfan4life. I have no doubt that there are so few of you writing this type of pure junk.
            I’m an Eskimo fan and for someone reading from the outside in. It sure isn’t the green fans looking and sounding ludicrous. It’s you.

          • LOL. And BC is heaven? Where do you live? Chilliwack in a dump, or is it a hideous Vancouver special? My guess is your parents house in Surrey hahaha. Now that is all funny.

          • Boogeyman lives in BC // May 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm //

            You are in hell lisrsfan4life. I’ve lived in 4 Provinces and for raising a family and wanting a nice safe place. SK has my heart. I know how much you love living in Gasstown. Has one of the big metal blue bins become your portable condo. You can easily jump out and head right to GassTown. The area that Keeps you in the action.
            Or if your needing a change of pace you can head over to what has been called the real hell on earth. You knows whos place this is. At least Alberta, SK and Manitoba keep their farming out side of the City.

      • Lancaster/Reed // May 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm //

        Completely irrelevant, unless jones knew he was going to cut him the day he gave him the bonus. But thanks for playing you raving sociopath.

  11. Both

  12. BC Dave // May 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm //

    Another thread ruined. Even some of our own fans embarrass me. How dod a story about an perennial all-star going back home to BC from Montreal have anything to do about the Riders and Jones???Tempted to give up on this site. Tooooooo many mental midgets. Only twice have I seen a story here first so even if I miss one, I’ll catch it 10 minutes. I is a great site in itself so not bashing the actual site bur until the mental midgets are screened out, it is a waste if time reading through 30 posts for one good thought. Most of you need to grow up.

    Drew, I have neither of these boxes checked off but still get e-mails everyday of the new stories. Is there a way to stop them? Thanks.
    Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
    Notify me of new posts by email.

    • Sure will miss your insight.

    • You are the author of many “trash talking” comments that constitute commentary that would be expressed by a “mental midget”. “Pot calling the kettle black” I would say. This does not even address the fact that you are a Slider fan even though you do not profess to be but your comments make this fact self evident…just go away forever and do not post any more of your assine comments if you don’t like the comments posted by others on this site.

  13. Melonhead // May 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm //

    What’s really hilarious is how Chris Jones and the Riders are so into people’s heads every single CFL topic goes to them. We get it, you’re jealous

    • Jealous of What? The Sliders have finished last in the West two of the last three years and have only four Grey Cups in 118 years. Just another Slider fan expressing his arrogance over the Sliders.

  14. Jose Perez // May 21, 2018 at 3:05 pm //

    Why can’t we stay on topic instead of talking off topic. I for one are sick of these immature individuals on here who blah blah about bull that has nothing to do with the topic or article that was written. Why don’t you guys get each other’s number and text all the bull you want to each other and allow this site to run the way it should with comments actually about the topic at hand. Go drink your hateraid and discuss else where.
    I’m glad Jovan is back in BC. This oline will be more effective and see better protection gor the QB and running game. More exciting football to watch. The only thing I’m worried about is Darazio and his complicated schemes. He should of been gone.

  15. Scottsask // May 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm //

    Instant upgrade for B.C.

  16. Melonhead // May 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm //

    Lionsfan I sure hope your team’s promotions this summer will help bring some fans out to the games. Its kinda sad seeing that beautiful stadium 20% full every game.

    • Lancaster/Reed // May 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm //

      Yeah, it pretty embarrassing. They officially close off the entire upper level, and still only fill 72% of the lower level. Loinsfan probably doesnt even go to the games.

  17. bill dehoog // May 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm //

    excellent pick up for BC, casualty of all the free agents signed by Mtl

  18. “Methadone Night” with everyone in attendance getting a coupon for a free hit of “medicine” at one of the local clinics would have BC Place packed.

    • ^^Might work at your hometown’s BMO Field as well.

    • Check your affairs before you check others. // May 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm //

      Hey Area51 I get your trying to be funny. At the same time knock Liarsfan4ever. Sadly the liquid medication you speak of has now been put into pill form. Given a name called Metadol. This all started down in the USA. The reason for this change is that for some of us who have had cancer. This is now the medication that takes away the pain.
      It was rough and even embarrassing to have to take a medication that was affiliated to Mrthadone. Well NO MORE. Cancer is gone and so is the medication. Thankfully Idon’t need it anymore.

  19. Riders34 // May 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm //

    Well the Lions may or may not be good ( IMO, how is that for sitting on the fence ). They are my sleeper team in all seriousness, not sold on Jennings as I feel his strength is that playground scrambler/gun slinger type QB, not a pure calm pocket passer — to be the gun slinger ya need confidence and that I feel is his issue. Will BC’s online be athletic enough to give him that run around in the backfield time is the issue for me. AS well how does the BC ratio breakdown regarding all these American O-linemen are they gonna be like the Riders and play 3 imports ???? If so WHO are the LIONS Other starting 5 Canadians ????? AS for the other teams , the ESKS are the cream of th crop in the west , I think the Riders might be the default 2nd place team base that on sorry stamp fans ya have HUGE holes at proven starting running back and BO ME VI is 1 solid smack from retirement due to chronic shoulder injury, then WHO ya GOT!!!), Bomber fans sorry only a little better off then Cal regarding the QB gig , and I am not sold on your receiving core — Adam ( awesome but other injured ) Dressler 1 year older , and mounting injury issues, I dont think Bowman has it at he same level anymore , Demski = an injury waiting to happen, others are unproven ) , Richie Hall ( yeah I love the guy as a former rider ) , BUT , Richie is still your D-coordinator and that often fails to work out well due to his stubborn nature of playing prevent D 90% of the time in close games. If remaining healthy the Stamp’s /Bombers and Riders will have a dog fight for second ergo opening a slight possibility BC finds a way to sneakily finish 3rd.( ergo riders / bomber’s/ riders beat up on each other enough to have 2 of them gain less points then BC due to head to head games. I know it sounds silly but its just my feeling. ( think Riders play Cal/Winnipeg 3 times each this year get me point ? ED/BC softer schedules in the west.

  20. Well this franchise looks like it is already beginning to fall apart. A couple months ago, I questioned Montreal in a post saying, where is all this money coming from. It’s one thing to sign a lot of talent, it’s a completely different story to not have the funds to cover it. Every team would love having players like Tommie Campbell, Burnett,Knox, Jamaal Westerman, Cash, a speedy receiver like Williams, Muamba.
    It comes to a point where realistic GMs know that to support bigger names on their team already, it’ not smart to sign other bigger names that will drain you out. It’s also good to chase nice young talent, who would do it for a lot less, whether imported or not. You see guys breaking out all the time like Davaris Daniels, Baltimore or Taylor Loftler, and it’s always good to give guys like this a shot. His release also came from injury and american at Oline. If you are going to be unsuccessful with any player like on online or special teams, its better and cheaper to fail with a Canadian rather than American.

  21. Rider4life // May 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm //

    Hey lions for life on the subject of Carter drug charges before you mouth off 1st charge less then 30 grams 2nd charge was pot cookies if less then 10 grams combined. So since you know everything tell me how you going to get over 20000 fans to game when sask a population of a million people in Saskatchewan can pull off a average if 32000 per home game the last 6 yrs. Oh and the number of grey cups is your problem lol we as rider fans stand behind our team win or loose not like the B.C. LOSERS who can’t pay a fan to come to a game. Will be harder this season to lmao your price of gas will be over 2.00 a litre lmao good luck with fan support lol.

  22. James Fleck // May 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm //

    To try to SQUEEZE a guy out of $$$ upon training camp starting is not right. Reed better be careful or that Als locker room might turn into hell in hand basket real quick by doing stuff like this.

    • Why does the CFL braintrust continue to allow disfunctional franchises like Montreal and Hamilton humiliate the league?

      It’s such an aside look for Reed and the Alouettes. The salary cap caught them off guard? Training camp start date snuck up on them?

  23. Smarmydog // May 22, 2018 at 6:38 am //

    all of you that participate and turn the comment section into your own childish flame wars…are worse that reed and jones combined!!

    • patlynch // May 22, 2018 at 7:27 am //

      Childish is very accurate . If you want a more intelligent exchange of views, come over to the TiCat site . We are civil and most of us can actually spell words like “dysfunctional”. We are CFL fans first. Most of us want the Als and the Argos to do well this year but just not against our guys.

  24. Smarmydog // May 22, 2018 at 8:29 am //

    i hear ya…im an als fan but i want a healthy league…it hasnt been easy watching the als fall from grace…at the same time i dont try to compensate by trying to bash every other team
    i want to watch entertaining football regardless of who is on the field

  25. Holy Hannah. Can anyone tell me where the grownups are talking? I’m far too old to babysit.

    • patlynch // May 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm //

      The adults are at the TiCat site. Drew might be better off if he closed the comment section on 3 Down. The info from the various teams is great here but the inane comments spoil it . Our local newspaper’s site has basically eliminated viewer comments on stories, especially political, and it has made for a more pleasant read.

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