Longtime Alouette Scott Flory announces retirement


Alouettes guard Scott Flory has announced his retirement from the CFL after playing 15 seasons and winning three Grey Cups in Montreal.

The 37-year-old became the new president of the CFL Players' Association in late March.

He is currently participating in talks with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement.

The Regina native earned CFL all-star honours nine times in his 15-year career, but suffered a season-ending biceps tear July 12 in a game against the Calgary Stampeders.

Twice the CFL's top lineman (2008 and 2009), the six-foot-four, 296-pound Flory helped Montreal to Grey Cup victories in 2002, 2009 and 2010.

The Alouettes selected Flory in the third round, 15th overall, in the 1998 CFL draft out of the University of Saskatchewan. He attended training camp before returning to the Huskies, helping them win the Vanier Cup that season.

"I would like to thank Bob Wetenhall, Jim Popp and the entire Alouettes organization for the confidence which they showed in me over the years and also for allowing me to play in this great city for my entire career,'' Flory said in a statement. "The last 15 years have gone by so fast and I have truly loved going to work every day with my fellow teammates and coaches. The great fans of Montreal have made it an amazing journey for me and I'll never forget the three Grey Cup parades we celebrated together.''

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