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May 3, 2011

Lions release running back Yonus Davis

BCLions.com staff

The BC Lions Football Club announced during a media conference today that it has terminated the contract of running back Yonus Davis.

“After careful consideration, we have reached a decision to release Yonus Davis from his contract with the BC Lions Football Club,” said team president and CEO Dennis Skulsky.

“We have an obligation to our fans, our corporate sponsors, our team and our league to ensure we conduct ourselves with integrity on and off the field. Most importantly, we have a responsibility to our community which we have had the privilege of representing for more than five decades.”

Davis joined the club in 2010 and appeared in 14 games last season. His efforts on the field were rewarded with the West Division’s nomination as Outstanding Special Teams Player.  

“The CFL has been long-considered a league of opportunity, but with opportunity comes responsibility,” said Lions GM and head coach Wally Buono.

“Regardless of the talent a player brings to the field, we must be conscious of their effect on our league, our organization and our community away from the game. I am disappointed that we have been put in a position to make this decision, but it is the only path for the club to follow moving forward.”

Listen to comments from Dennis Skulsky and Wally Buono during Tuesday’s media conference.