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Blue Bombers Update Status of 2012 Draft Pick Giovanni Aprile

May 16, 2013 - Canadian Football League (CFL) Winnipeg Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG, MB - Vice-President and General Manager Joe Mack has issued the following statement on 2012 third round pick Giovanni Aprile who has elected to return to school for his final year of eligibility after being accepted into teacher's college, which is a one-year program:

"Giovanni recently let us know about his intentions to return to school for one more year and our organization fully supports a decision like this when it comes to a young man's future and preparing for life after football. We wish him the best in his studies this year and look forward to having him in training camp in 2014 where we hope he will compete for a spot on our roster."

Aprile was drafted in the third round (16th overall) in 2012 and attended training camp last season before returning to Queen's where he played in seven games and caught 36 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns.

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