Kevin Scott retires from CFL, eyes career in policing
It started with an unexpected phone call from the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Now, after seven years in the CFL (the last one with his hometown Ottawa RedBlacks), Kevin Scott is retiring to pursue another opportunity — to become a police officer.
The retirement of the veteran long snapper was one of the transactions announced by the RedBlacks on Friday, along with the signings of linebacker Evan Frierson (Illinois State) and QB Brock Jensen (North Dakota State).
“Coming to practice every day, I was always excited to be there and that’s how I feel about policing,” said the 31-year-old Scott. “It was definitely a tough decision. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to play in this league as long as I did.”
Scott, who notified RedBlacks GM on Thursday, said he gave the team an early heads up to avoid any last-minute surprises.
“I’m trying to move forward and become a police officer,” he said. “It’s in the latter stages. I didn’t want to surprise the team so I told them now rather than later. I wanted to leave on good terms.”