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Tiger-Cats Punt Bombers Scout

July 15, 2009 7:20 AM | Sports

Hamilton Tiger-Cats - Winnipeg Blue BombersThe Hamilton Tiger-Cats are not impressed after spotting an individual in the stands from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during their practice on Tuesday.

A complaint has been filed with the CFL after Ron Trentini was identified by the Tiger-Cats taking notes of their formations. Once confronted, Trentini claimed to be taking notes for a team in the Ontario Varsity Football League. After being pressed, he admitted to being a friend of John Murphy, the Blue Bombers’ director of player personnel.

Trentini was ejected from Ivor Wynne Stadium and had over a dozen papers confiscated.

The Ticats first became suspicious when scout Danny McManus recognized Trentini from seeing him in the press box at last Saturday’s game in Toronto, where the Argonauts took on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Trentini’s press credentials for this Saturday’s game in Hamilton have been revoked.

This is just another example of how protective teams are of their plays. Earlier this season, Bombers coach Mike Kelly yelled at a Winnipeg TV crew who were filming punter Mike Renaud while running fake punts. Shortly after that incident, amateur video of another Bombers practice appeared on YouTube, but was quickly removed.