Alouettes’ Tommie Campbell claims he let up due to whistle in the stands

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Tommie Campbell claims he failed to tackle Andrew Harris Saturday because he heard a whistle from the stands at Percival Molson Stadium.

Harris caught a 74-yard pass from Darvin Adams in the game between the Blue Bombers and Alouettes midway through the second quarter. Campbell appeared to quit on the play, choosing not to tackle Harris after he made the catch.

Our own Joey Alfieri reported that a fan was ejected from the stadium for blowing the whistle, which corroborates Campbell’s story.

The Alouettes trailed the game 34-10 late in the second quarter but mounted an impressive comeback, winning the game 38-37. Campbell is confident that his teammates still support him despite the error.