Charbonneau played his
college football at New Hampshire and was Montreal’s first round pick (6th
overall) in the 1997 CFL Canadian Draft. He played five seasons for the
Alouettes where he quickly became one of Quebec’s most popular athletes.
Eskimo Head Coach Danny
Maciocia says, “Steve expressed a desire to play in Eastern Canada in order to
be closer to his family and business interests. He’s been a consummate
professional for the Eskimos, both on and off the field.”
Steve Charbonneau says, “I’m
very grateful to the entire Eskimo organization, especially Coach Maciocia whom
I’ve known since I entered the CFL, for allowing me to be part of two Grey Cup
victories and to play for fans who are so passionate about their team.”
Word on the CFL beat is that
Charbonneau would prefer to return to Montreal.