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  • Official Plea to Doug Goss - Do Not Hire Eric Tillman

    Mr. Goss

    I've been a lifelong fan of the Eskimo franchise since 1976 when I was 6 years old and have been a season ticket holder since 1992. In that time I have seen my share of triumphs, tragedies, great victories, crushing defeats, outstanding decisions made, and bone headed ones made as well. As this season has progressed to a complete and utter mess, I am horrified to the fact that there exists a possibility that this once proud and flagship franchise would sink to the irreprehensible depths as to seriously consider an individual who pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor in a court of law, to run this franchise, in Eric Tillman.

    The Eskimos through thick and thin have continued to enjoy tremendous fan support over the past several decades, however the ongoing saga of the Maciocia regime has polarized many long time and casual fans alike to cast serious dispersions towards those in charge of this once proud franchise that now lists hopelessly adrift like a sinking ship, and collectively have held their noses at the litany of mistakes made by those put in charge of this franchise. I strongly urge yourself Mr Goss and your fellow board members when the time comes to reject any notion of employing Eric Tillman in any capacity within this franchise. If you have any sense of responsibility to those who purchase your product as a community owned franchise who holds this team in the public trust, many of those include children, you must reject this individual outright.

    In the past 18 years as a season ticket holder I have missed only 5 games in that time. I have endured freezing cold, torrential downpours, frigid winds, swealtering summer nights and everything in between. I have, each season when the schedule is released made my plans for the summer and fall around Eskimo home games. If the Board were to bring on Eric Tillman, I have resided myself that my support of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club would come to an immediate halt. If there would be any remaining games left in the 2010 season should such an insulting decision be made, I will return any remaining tickets via courier to your office along with a formal letter of season ticket cancellation notice. I also know of no less than 8 fellow season ticket holders who are prepared to do likewise and I am sure will be responding to you with their own concerns regarding this matter.

    Mr. Goss, yourself and the Eskimo B.O.D have had a fairly easy ride as far as directors for a professional sports franchise. The decision that you collectively make will have ramifications far outlasting your tenures on this Board. I emplore you to exercise due dilligence and find an individual who can lead this franchise back to the status that it once had earned. If Eric Tillman is your choice, then I will no longer choose the Edmonton Eskimos.

    D. Birk
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Official Plea to Doug Goss - Do Not Hire Eric Tillman started by Diesel View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. highexplosive's Avatar
      highexplosive -
      you should really be protesting the guys who get out on parole early each day who live in our backyards and usually re-offend.
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