Former Alouette Anwar Stewart slams club after Woods release

Former Montreal Alouettes star Anwar Stewart has spit some hot fire after the team released linebacker Bear Woods on Monday morning.

Didier Ormejuste of RDS tweeted late Sunday night the team was expected to announce a new deal for veteran linebacker Chip Cox, though it appears that new contract will feature a pay cut. And Bowman restructured his deal this winter, taking a $15,000 haircut.

Stewart played 13 years in the CFL, mostly with the Alouettes, winning four Grey Cups and two Most Outstanding Player Awards. He joined the club as a quality control coach immediately upon his retirement in 2014 but parted ways with the club in January after Kavis Reed took over as general manager.

It doesn’t sound as if it was a particularly amicable parting of the ways, according to this Herb Zurkowsky story.

Meanwhile, it’s believed the opinionated Stewart had some personal issues with defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe. Stewart has returned to his alma mater, the University of Kentucky, where he’s mentoring players. He hopes to be hired full-time by head coach Mark Stoops.

“College football is where I want to be,” Stewart said. “There’s a lot of disagreement going around (in Montreal) right now. It’s best for me to make a change.”

Must Read