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Dressler fans looking for NFL merch with his name; not getting it

It hasn’t taken very long for fans of Weston Dressler to inquire about getting a jersey of his new team.

The Riders announced on Thursday they had released Dressler to give him the opportunity to sign with an NFL team. That team is reported to be the Kansas City Chiefs.

Within a day, Jersey City in Regina’s Northgate Mall had nearly a dozen people calling or coming in to see if they could either get a Riders Dressler jersey or even one from the Chiefs.

Store employee Jenna Schaffer said it’s rare for customers to ask about Kansas City merchandise.

Regina's NFL fans not all cheering for Jon Ryan and Seahawks

Reginans might have some added interest in the Super Bowl this year, with local punter Jon Ryan competing for footballs highest honour. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that all NFL fans in the Queen City are rooting for Ryan’s Seattle Seahawks.

“I kind of have an extreme hate for Seattle,” said Erin Lord who said she’s still licking her wounds since her San Francisco 49’ers lost to the Seahawks in the semi-final. “Not the player, but the team.”

“I don’t like the Seahawks,” said one man who said he liked Peyton Manning. “They suck.”

Kerry Joseph speaks out over low points of his career

The soon to be retired Kerry Joseph spoke out for the first time exclusively on the Green Zone Friday afternoon.

Joseph was released by the Edmonton Eskimos on Wednesday paving the way for him to end his career by likely signing a one-day contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

"I knew the time was going to come," said Joseph. "I knew the direction they were going to go in."

Rams coach remembers punter Jon Ryan's talent as a receiver

Super Bowl 48 on Sunday will be extra special for Regina Rams head coach Frank McCrystall because it will be the first time he sees one of his former players on the field in the NFL final.

Jon Ryan will become the first player from Saskatchewan to ever play in the Super Bowl, and McCrystal couldn't be happier for him. After playing with the Rams and a few seasons in the CFL, he wasn’t surprised to see Ryan make his mark on the NFL first signing first with the Green Bay Packers in 2006 before going to the Seahawks.

VIDEO: Rider Nation reacts to Dressler's departure

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday afternoon that they had released Weston Dressler so he could sign a deal with an NFL team, sending shockwaves through Rider Nation which has grown accustomed to his game saving catches and gritty, determined play.

“He’s the person who can execute when it really matters,” said one man who had just learned the news. “And, I mean, he’s a small guy, but a big player.”

Star receiver Weston Dressler released by Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders released some potentially earth-shattering news for fans: popular receiver Weston Dressler has been let go by the team.

In a pair of tweets issued just after 3 p.m. Thursday the team revealed that the star import had been let go by the Riders. They added that the purpose behind the move is to give him "the opportunity to sign with a National Football League team."

U of S Pride Centre says suspension not enough for Huskies coach

 The University of Saskatchewan Student's Union (USSU) Pride Centre would like to see sensitivity training for the head coach of the university's men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph was handed a two-game suspension by the university for sending an email containing a homophobic slur to players.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

Super Bowl Bound: Family ready to cheer on Seahawks punter

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan has come a long way from kicking a football around in Regina parks, but one thing hasn’t changed, his family will be there to cheer him on in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Barb Ryan said even when her son was little he tackled everything with a unique intensity and focus. Going back to when he was seven years old she still remembers how many hours he would spend at the park even after all the other kids went home.

Huskies men's hockey coach suspended over homophobic email

A homophobic slang is costing the head coach of the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph has been handed a two-game suspension by the university.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

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