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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.
“I guess it’s because I poop so much. I poop like five times a day so it’s hard to keep weight when you have so much going out.” – Poop Johnson pic.twitter.com/ViyDANlQEE
— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) February 13, 2019
Twitter reaction was typically fantastic.
TORONTO ATHLETE POWER RANKINGS (UPDATED):
1. Poop Johnson
T2. Everybody else https://t.co/hjpdLUiUOX
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) February 13, 2019
💩 about to get real
— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) February 13, 2019
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) February 13, 2019
— Michael P (@PadresSince1976) February 13, 2019
— The Outcasts (@theoutcastspod) February 13, 2019
Hopefully Poop can clog up the middle.
— Clay (Insert Last Name) (@TonOfClayton) February 13, 2019
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.