Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Ricky Bell Dies

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Ricky Bell Dies

By Brian Schultz

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Ricky Bell has died.

The team said in a statement the 36-year-old passed way on February 17.

“It is always sad anytime you lose somebody at such a young age,” said Blue Bomber President Jim Bell. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.”

Bell played for the Blue Bombers from 2002-2004, and joined the CFL in 2001 after spending three seasons in the NFL, one season in NFL Europe and one season in the XFL.

He won a Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders in 2001 before being selected by Ottawa in the expansion draft in 2002