- Chris Edwards receives a three-game suspension for striking and inciting altercation.
- Seven players from the Tiger-Cats and Alouettes fined for bench-clearing incident.
- Specific fine amounts remain undisclosed according to CFL policy.
In the latest player discipline announcement from the Canadian Football League, a significant suspension and multiple fines have been levied following a series of on-field incidents.
Suspension: Chris Edwards of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Chris Edwards has been handed a three-game suspension. This disciplinary action comes as a result of Edwards striking multiple opponents during the game, which is in violation of CFL conduct standards. Additionally, Edwards’ behavior was deemed to have played a significant role in instigating a non-football altercation involving players from both teams.
Fines: Bench Area Violations and Altercation Engagement
In a related disciplinary measure, the CFL has issued fines to a number of players from both the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes. The following individuals have been fined for leaving their designated bench area and engaging in a non-football altercation with opposing team members:
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats:
- Wide Receiver: Omar Bayless
- Defensive Back: Carthell Flowers-Lloyd
- Quarterback: Kai Locksley
- Defensive Linemen: Mason Bennett and Mohamed Diallo
- Montreal Alouettes:
- Wide Receiver: Régis Cibasu
- Running Back: Jeshrun Antwi
The CFL has not disclosed the precise amounts for these fines, upholding the league’s policy on confidentiality regarding financial penalties.
This disciplinary action underscores the CFL’s commitment to maintaining a professional standard of conduct on the field. Ensuring the integrity of the game and the safety of its players remains a top priority for the league as it navigates through these contentious events.
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