The Canadian Football League has fined Edmonton Elks offensive lineman Justin Renfrow for signing a fans hat, according to the player himself.
Renfrow tweeted on Friday morning: Randy Ambrosie make it make sense…..so I can eat out at a restaurant fully vaccinated, go to the grocery store as a fully vaccinated player but can’t sign a hat? Somebody explain it to me!
In mid-August, the league sent a comprehensive memo to all teams outlining updates for fully vaccinated individuals. The document came from the league office and outlines modifications to the health and safety plan protocols for tier one personnel — players, coaches and staff members — who are fully vaccinated.
The 31-year-old Renfrow has played in four games with the Elks this season. He has appeared in 22 games over his three-year CFL career to date, split between the B.C. Lions, Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton.
Prior to coming to Canada, Renfrow went unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft, however he signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals and spent training camp in the desert. He also had stints with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Buffalo Bills.
Renfrow started his collegiate career at the University of Virginia and played his final year of NCAA eligibility at the University of Miami in 2013. Through 35 games, four starts, the six-foot-six, 310-pound athlete made 54 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and forced one fumble.
The six-foot-four, 315-pound Renfrow is asking for an explanation from the commish — let’s see if it comes.