'Bachelorette' finalist Ryan Sutter may aim for CFL
By Wade Paulsen, 02/19/2003
The Globe and Mail reports that Ryan Sutter, one of the final two men competing for Trista Rehn's affection on The Bachelorette, may be headed to the Great White North to resume his football career.
Sutter, currently employed as a firefighter in Vail, Colorado, was a star defensive back for the Colorado Buffaloes during his college days and then bounced around the NFL and NFL Europe before hanging up his cleats. At that time, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League were vying for his services --- and they still appear to be interested.
According to the Bombers' general manager, Sutter's agent says that Ryan is once again interested in the gridiron, and the Bombers still hold his CFL rights. Whether hot Trista would be interested in following Ryan to arctic-cold Winnipeg (if she picks him over Charlie) is an unanswered question.
If Ryan does head for the CFL, he'll have company from another of Trista's boy toys. Jeff Popovich, who was booted in the second episode, has signed with the Montreal Alouettes. Like Sutter, Popovich is a defensive back and has also spent time in the NFL and NFL Europe after college.
Future applicants for The Bachelorette may want to keep their letter jackets handy, just in case.