BC Lions suspend executive over fake Twitter account

Jan 4 2019, 7:38 am

The BC Lions have suspended Torey Hunter, their director of player personnel and player development, reportedly because he used an anonymous Twitter account to blast the Edmonton Eskimos.

TSN reports that Hunter was suspended 90 days by the Lions back in November, after a league investigation concluded he was the culprit. The account reportedly first drew suspicion from the Eskimos last spring when the account criticized official Eskimos team news with inside information.

Hunter was a regional scout with the Eskimos for four years before following Lions GM Ed Hervey to BC after the 2017 season.

“We can confirm that Torey Hunter was suspended by the BC Lions Football Club for violation of both the Lions’ and the CFL’s Social Media Policy,” said Lions president Rick LeLacheur in a statement. “The suspension concludes at the end of January.”

“While we encourage the use of social media channels by all members of our organization, we also strive to make very clear that the use of these channels must be done in a positive manner, respectful of our member clubs and the league as a whole. We will have no further comment on the matter.”

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