What happened at a get-together hosted by the CFL Alumni Association goes like this: the attendees and guests were shown a replay of the controversial highlight from the 1963 Grey Cup, Mosca’s sideline hit on B.C. Lions’ running back Willie Fleming. The tackle put Fleming out of the game and helped the Hamilton Tiger-Cats win the Cup. Mosca has forever been cast the villain for what many believe was a late hit.
According to various accounts, Kapp, the Lions quarterback in 1963, went to present Mosca with a rose Friday as a peace offering. Mosca brushed it off, Kapp responded and a scuffle broke out. Word was Mosca even used his cane to ward off Kapp, who countered with a punch.