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February 13, 2019

Argos make social splash with Poop Johnson signing

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The Toronto Argonauts made the splash of the day on Wednesday with the signing of international defensive tackle Cory “Poop” Johnson.

The 26-year-old Johnson appeared in 25 games with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers over the last two seasons, and was a productive player for the Bombers; the Argos’ capture of the 6-foot-3, 300-lb. lineman made waves on the Twitterverse Wednesday.

His nickname originates from his time at Kentucky — specifically his propensity for pooping while with the Wildcats — and is one he has embraced fully.

Twitter reaction was typically fantastic.


The news of Poop’s signing was even picked up by Stephen Colbert and was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Quite the free agency pick-up for the Argonauts.