Finch is stepping
away from the game of football to "[focus] on my mental, physical and spiritual health along with accepting my role in the current legal proceedings. I am grateful for the support of family and friends and look forward to returning to my Calgary family in July if granted the opportunity."
Finch was detained by police in mid-April, with charges in the report including assaulting a police officer and possession of marijuana. "Roy has entered a program in Oklahoma to help him deal with personal matters and any pending legal processes will begin after that time," said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. "We continue to wish Roy the best and hope to be able to provide more information in July." This is a significant blow for the Stampeders, as Finch was a key part of their offensive and special teams gameplan. Last season, he rushed 21 times for 114 yards, caught 18 passes for 133 yards, returned 73 punts for 1,200 yards and three touchdowns, and returned 26 kickoffs for 696 yards.