Elks release of Canadian OL Jacob Ruby involves misrepresenting vaccination status: report

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The Edmonton Elks had reasons for releasing Canadian offensive lineman Jacob Ruby and TSN’s Dave Naylor has reported one of them.

According to sources, the Elks release of OL Jacob Ruby for breach of Covid protocol involves him misrepresenting to his team that he was vaccinated.

His release was made official Tuesday by the Edmonton Football Team, as the team’s tier one players, coaches and staff are in the final day of a 10-day isolation period. The six-foot-seven, 325-pound o-lineman is now a free agent.

The move is part of the Elks ongoing commitment to strictly following the league’s COVID protocols, which are in place to ensure the health and safety of all tier one members and anyone they come in contact with.

Ruby started the first three games of the season at left guard for the green and gold.

The 28-year-old Ruby originally signed in Edmonton in 2017 after spending two seasons in Montreal following the Alouettes selecting him in the first round, eighth overall during the 2015 CFL Draft. In three seasons with the Elks, Ruby appeared in 43 games while making 22 starts.