Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has released import running back Avon Cobourne, non-import defensive lineman Luc Mullinder and non-import offensive lineman Simeon Rottier.
Vice president of football operations Bob O’Billovich made the following statement concerning the release of Simeon Rottier, who was slated to become a free agent on February 16:
“Over the last few months, we’ve presented multiple contract offers to Simeon and his representatives, including our most recent offer that would have made him one of the league’s highest paid linemen. After our latest offer was rejected, it was clear Simeon would not return to Hamilton in 2012. It’s time for us to focus on the players that want to be here. The Ticats appreciate all that Simeon gave to the team during his three years with us."
Regarding the release of Avon Cobourne, O’Billovich said:
“We spoke with Avon following the addition of Martell Mallett to our roster to determine what course of action he would prefer. After speaking with him again today, we are granting Avon’s request to be released. We would like to thank Avon for his outstanding contributions to our team last season and wish him all the best in the future.”
Regarding Luc Mullinder’s release, O’Billovich said:
“When we signed Luc last August, we agreed that we would grant his release if we weren’t willing to sign him to a new deal early in the new year. We thank Luc for his hard work last season and wish him continued success.”
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 143-year history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information log onto www.ticats.ca
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