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Alouettes Release Bruce Weeks After Sam Comment

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MONTREAL, CANADA - JULY 12: Arland Bruce #1 of the Montreal Alouettes dives with the ball after being tackled by Quincy Butler #0 of the Calgary Stampeders during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on July 12, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, CANADA – JULY 12: Arland Bruce #1 of the Montreal Alouettes dives with the ball after being tackled by Quincy Butler #0 of the Calgary Stampeders during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on July 12, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes released Arland Bruce on Wednesday, two weeks after the receiver was fined by the Canadian Football League for Twitter comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

Bruce misspelled the word “gay” in his message that urged Sam to “man up” and get on his knees and “submit to God fully.” Bruce later apologized.

Bruce is three-time CFL all-star and has played on two Grey Cup championship teams in 12 seasons with Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, B.C. and Montreal. Last season, the former University of Minnesota play had 64 receptions for 851 yards and five touchdowns.

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