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CFL Player Discipline: High Hits & Rough Plays Dominate Week 6 Penalties

In the Canadian Football League (CFL) this week, the discipline fell heavily on three players who broke the rules during Week 6 games.

High Hit from Stampeders’ Defensive Back

Leading the list of offenders in the sixth week is Calgary Stampeders’ defensive back Tre Roberson. Roberson, an influential figure in the Stampeders’ defense, has been penalized by the CFL for a dangerously high hit on Kendall Watson, wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Edmonton Elks’ Players on the Offending Side

Joining Roberson on the disciplinary bench is Edmonton Elks’ defensive lineman, Noah Curtis. Curtis has been slapped with a fine following a high hit on Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ quarterback, Matthew Shiltz. This infraction demonstrates a breach of the fair play principles that underpin the league.

A Double Blow for Elks’ Linebacker Nyles Morgan

Further, the disciplinary issues didn’t stop at Curtis for the Edmonton Elks. Their linebacker, Nyles Morgan, has been sanctioned for two separate incidents in Week 6 games. Firstly, Morgan has been fined for a high hit on Matthew Shiltz, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ quarterback. This incident marks the second time in the same match that Shiltz was the victim of a high hit.

In addition to the high hit, Morgan received an additional penalty for his unnecessary roughness. This time, the receiving end was Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ wide receiver D’haquille Williams. The additional penalty demonstrates the CFL’s commitment to holding players accountable for maintaining a respectful and safe playing environment.

Confidentiality Preserved on Fine Amounts

In accordance with the Canadian Football League’s policy, the exact monetary values of these fines have not been disclosed to the public. The league consistently upholds this practice to ensure the privacy of its players while affirming their commitment to discipline and fair play.

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