Police incident won't affect Bruce's status on BC Lions
Slotback Arland Bruce's status for this weekend's CFL West Final will not be affected by an incident involving the Vancouver police, the BC Lions said Monday.
"The BC Lions football club has been made aware of an incident involving Arland Bruce and the Vancouver Police Department stemming from a parking infraction on Sunday morning," the Lions said in a terse news release.
"The club and the player will not offer further comment at this time but to indicate that it does not affect Arland's status with the team or his availability for the playoffs."
Const. Lindsey Houghton, a Vancouver police spokesman, said privacy concerns prevent the police from releasing any further details.
It's unlikely there will be any further investigation into the incident or that any charges will be laid, Houghton said.
Bruce joined the Lions in August in a trade from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 34-year-old Kansas City native had 58 catches for 859 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Lions will play the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place Stadium Sunday. The winner will advance to the Nov. 27 Grey Cup game in Vancouver.