- Free Agency
In a surprise move, the Edmonton Eskimos announced the release of long-time and fan favourite WR Adarius Bowman. GM Brock Sunderland explained the decision, noting how much Adarius meant to the team and the city but cited salary cap implications as a major reason behind the move and had nothing but glowing things to say about Adarius.
All that said, there will always be heart break for fans when their favourite player is no longer on their favourite team. Reality comes at you quick and no quicker than for Little Olivia who had the news about Bowman’s release caught on camera by her dad.
What @AdariusBowman meant to our daughter Olivia in a mere 14 seconds. You may shed a tear…😢 @CFL @EdmontonEsks @ChantelleKay3 #Esks #Eskimos #CFL #yeg #yegfootball #sadness #greatguy pic.twitter.com/mV05gbPII6
— PTMark (@ironfitpt) February 5, 2018
The reaction is exactly what you may expect but leave it to the ultimate good guy Adarius to tweet back and spin the positive!
I'm so grateful to have you as my #1 FAN Olivia, nothing can change the memories we had. Keep being great in school and grow up to be the BEST you.
— Adarius Bowman (@AdariusBowman) February 5, 2018
Someone else even said they had to take their kid home from school he was so sad!
I had to actually bring my son home from school pic.twitter.com/AKJrMArhth
— Christine Tieulie (@ctieulie25) February 6, 2018
This is just a glimpse into what Adarius meant to the city of Edmonton and we know that he will always hold a special place in their hearts. Wherever Adarius lands, we know that team is getting an awesome player and even more amazing guy!