Thursday, July 13, 2017
Oops!! CFL Officiating Costs Winnipeg Woman 1 Million Dollars
A controversial call prevented Karen Kuldys of Winnipeg from becoming a millionaire on Thursday.
Kuldys was the contestant for Safeway’s Touchdown to Win contest — which pays $1 million if two kickoffs are returned for touchdowns in the same game — and looked to be well on her way toward putting the money in her pocket after Ryan Lankford of the Blue Bombers took the opening kickoff 105 yards for a score and Martese Jackson of the Argonauts added a major of his own late in the second quarter after an Andrew Harris touchdown.
But, before Jackson crossed the goal line after his 109 yards return, out came a penalty flag.
The call was an illegal block on Argos receiver Llevi Noel, who appeared to be run into by Mike Miller of the Blue Bombers.
Miller fell to the ground, but the flag came out anyway, even though Jackson was already past Miller and on his way to the end zone.
The Bombers won the game 33-25.