Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner wants the Riders to know he’s available

After seeing Akeem Haynes sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Olympic sprinter Justyn Warner wondered on Twitter if the Saskatchewan Roughriders could use a sprinter of his calibre on the football field.

Warner admitted football was his first love and he actually had offers to play collegiately south of the border.

The Toronto native went to Texas Christian University on a track scholarship where he was a three-time All-American for his role on the Horned Frogs 4×100-metre relay team. Warner qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 and 4×100 metre events. He ran a personal best 100-metre time of 10.09 and famously was part of the 4×100 metre Canadian relay team that appeared to have won a bronze medal, but were disqualified because of a lane violation.

It’s unlikely Warner is seriously considering a football career, however. He’s now 30, “unofficially retired”in 2016 and seems focused on his burgeoning career as a visual artist.