November 25, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Argonauts hoist the Grey Cup in victory over the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre. Toronto Argonauts defeat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Will Dwight Anderson Help or Hinder the Toronto Argonauts?

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To say Toronto Argonauts defensive back Dwight Anderson is an interesting character is a major understatement.

The real question is, will he help or hinder the Double Blue, as they look to return to their Grey Cup glory of two seasons ago.

(There’s no denying a return to some Grey Cup action would be nice, but will it ever happen with the curse of Rob Ford looming large over the Argos’ heads?)

Considered a gamble by many, Anderson was acquired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders earlier this month in return for a 2015 conditional draft pick. The 33-year old has been a model citizen up to this point, but who knows what’s around the corner?!

Renowned for his trash-talking ways, Anderson has previously been accused of faking injuries and spitting at fans. Just last season, he was fined for a throat-slashing gesture, which led to a bizarre non-apology apology.

Check it out:

Anderson certainly seems like he’s going to be a colourful character to have around in Toronto (and not just because he has more than 30 tattoos). To be fair, whatever the risk may be, the Argonauts desperately needed some help in the secondary, and the defence in general.

Certainly, the Argonauts are getting a talented player, with 19 career interceptions, four of which have been returned for touchdowns. On top of this, Anderson has played on two Grey Cup championship teams and been named a CFL West All-Star on four occasions.

Interestingly, Anderson gets to play his former team this weekend, as the Argonauts travel to Saskatchewan to face the Grey Cup champion Roughriders. Argo TV’s Gareth Bush caught up with the business administration major ahead of the game:

Hmmm. Have you really earned your nickname if you give it to yourself? Either way, we can only hope “the prosecutor” helps put the Roughriders away tomorrow night in Regina.

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