Lions’ Torey Hunter suspended for burner Twitter account: report

B.C. Lions director of player personnel and player development Torey Hunter is in the midst of serving a 90 day suspension for procuring a burner Twitter account that was used to level criticism at the Edmonton Eskimos, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor.

From the story:

The Twitter account in question first drew suspicion from the Eskimos in the spring of 2018 when it began responding to official Edmonton team news with inside information that was both critical and contradictory to the team’s messaging.

The Eskimos informed the league of their concern, which then launched an investigation into the matter.

The league informed the Lions near the end of the regular season that it had concluded Hunter was the source of the Twitter account.

Hunter was a regional scout for the Eskimos for four seasons prior to joining the Lions in December 2017, hired by B.C. general manager Ed Hervey.

“I was very disappointed when I found out it was Torey,” said Hervey. “I think this was very petty on both sides and something I would have preferred got handled with a phone call instead of an investigation and suspension. But as far as I’m concerned it’s over and the BC Lions are moving forward.”

The suspension ends on January 31.