American receiver Quan Bray among 7 players suspended by Montreal Alouettes

American receiver Quan Bray was among seven players suspended Tuesday by the Montreal Alouettes.

Bray was arrested in February 2020 in Texas while travelling in an SUV that contained over 70 kilograms of cannabis. Alouettes GM Danny Maciocia said the suspension of Bray was in relation to his legal issues.

“We’re all well aware of the issues that he’s dealing with,” Maciocia said during a video conference. “It’s just a question now of going through the paperwork, filing the documentation and letting the authorities render a decision.

“We’re hoping he shows up at camp, he could be a late arrival. The question mark is still out there whether he’ll be here in the next week or not but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that will be the case.” 

Bray, 28, joined Montreal in 2019 following four seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts (2015-17), Buffalo Bills (2017-18) and Houston Texans (2018). The five-foot-10, 184-pound former Auburn star had 58 catches for 818 yards and six TDs in 15 games with the Alouettes.

He also registered 14 punt returns (8.8-yard average) and two kickoff returns for 45 yards.

Bray rejoined Montreal in March 2021, signing a one-year deal.

The CFL didn’t play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will open a 14-game schedule Aug. 5. Training camps are slated to open Saturday. 

Also suspended by the Alouettes were defensive backs Jason Hall and Jermaine Ponder and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins — all Americans — and linebacker DJ Lalama, fullback Spencer Moore and offensive lineman Jason Seguin-Lauzon. Lalama, Moore and Seguin-Lauzon are Canadians.

Maciocia couldn’t say if any of the seven will come off the suspended list and report to camp or simply retire.

“The only thing I’m ruling out right now is the fact they probably won’t be here at the start of camp,” he said. “Everything else is up in the air.”

The Alouettes also announced that Canadian receiver Felix Faubert-Lussier has retired.