Former Bombers and Riders receiver blows dunk attempt, smushes kid’s face

Jordan Reaves failed dunk attempt has some painful consequences for an unwitting volunteer..

Wednesday night at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg, Reaves attempted to jump over a student, Ismail Zaid, and throw it down during a Pros vs. Joes event.

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Reaves knee made devastating contact with the young man’s head, which resulted in repairs being needed.

The son of Willard Reaves, who was a four-time CFL all-star running back during five seasons with Winnipeg and captured the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award in 1983, played for the Brandon University basketball team from 2010-2014 as a six-foot-four, 220-pound forward.

Reaves was released by the Bombers in 2015, signed with Saskatchewan in January 2016, but was released in June 2017 and he’s been a free agent since.

Current Riders running back Kienan LaFrance, receiver and returner Nic Demski, Bombers defensive back Kevin Fogg, Alouettes fullback D.J. Lalama and Argos slotback Anthony Coombs saw the failed dunk live.

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