Final Likelihood U’s Tim Bonner hopes his subsequent starring function is in a B.C. Lions victory

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The B.C. Lions are Tim Bonner’s subsequent likelihood.

The Lions introduced final week that they’d signed Bonner, a free agent defensive finish who had a starring function within the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. He’ll compete for a roster spot at coaching camp subsequent spring, forward of the projected June 12 season opener on the road against the Calgary Stampeders.


Bonner was featured within the second season of Final Likelihood U, which adopted the 2016 East Mississippi Group Faculty Lions, a junior faculty powerhouse that included a number of gamers trying to get again to NCAA Division I soccer after authorized transgressions or educational points had price them spots on the high tier.

Bonner had been a extremely touted recruit with the College of Louisville Cardinals, however he left the varsity in October 2015, within the midst of his redshirt freshman season. He says that he was falsely accused of getting a gun in his dorm and a dean on the college threatened costs.

There have been by no means studies of a gun being positioned.

Defensive end Tim Bonner in action for Florida Athletic University against Marshall in 2019. Bonner, who starred on the Netflix series 'Last Chance U' when he was at East Mississippi, has signed with the B.C. Lions. Photo: J.C. Ridley, Florida Atlantic University [PNG Merlin Archive]
Defensive finish Tim Bonner in motion for Florida Athletic College in opposition to Marshall in 2019. Bonner, who starred on the Netflix sequence ‘Final Likelihood U’ when he was at East Mississippi, has signed with the B.C. Lions. Photograph by J.C. Ridley Florida Atlantic Uni /PNG

Bonner spent a season with East Mississippi, which is within the tiny city of Scooba (pop:677).

He moved on and played his final three seasons of eligibility with Florida Atlantic Owls, a mid-major Division I program in Boca Raton, Fla., that’s in the identical convention as applications just like the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Charlotte 49ers.

Bonner comes along with his personal fan base now. Final Likelihood has drawn sufficient consideration that Bonner has over 30,000 followers on each Twitter and Instagram. That’s higher echelon in social media engagement for a CFL participant.


“How typically do I get requested about Final Likelihood U? Twenty-four seven, man. Twenty-four seven,” defined Bonner, 25, a Demopolis, Ala., native who’s ready out the COVID-19 pandemic in Fort Lauderdale. “I feel it’s been much more for the reason that coronavirus. I feel persons are dwelling extra, watching TV extra.

“I didn’t need to do it at first. You’ll be able to ask the (Final Likelihood) producers. I received there in January and daily from January to Might that 12 months the producers had been attempting to get me to signal the paperwork (to be featured within the manufacturing). I lastly wakened one morning and mentioned that I’d do it.”