Mel Profit, Toronto Argo and boutique owner
• Profit was, from the start of his time in the CFL, was an outlier in the league because of his unusually long hair. Adding to his nonconformity was his specialized clothing boutique, which featured caftans, dashikis and djellabas for men and women. Later he was central to a players' strike in favour of an equitable pay system for the Canadian players.
• Profit played tight end for the Argos from 1966 to 1972, when he was suddenly let go by head coach Leo Cahill. He had been the centre of a controversy earlier in the year when he openly criticized of the Toronto city council for supporting the use of $625,000 in civic funds for artificial turf at the team's home field, Exhibition Stadium, when there were other needs for the money in the city.
Program: The Morning After
Broadcast Date: Dec. 7, 1969
Guest(s): Mel Profit
Host(s): Helen Hutchinson, Danny Finkleman, Bernadette Andrews
Last updated: November 21, 2012
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