CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUSPENDS PETERS FOR CONTACTING AN OFFICIAL

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUSPENDS PETERS FOR CONTACTING AN OFFICIAL

Sunday, July 23, 2017 — TORONTO (July 23, 2017) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today that Edmonton Eskimo Garry Peters has been suspended for one game for contacting an official following play #64 in game 27 last Thursday, July 20 in Hamilton.

"Making contact with an official is clearly beyond the acceptable standards of conduct in the CFL," said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. "Officials, who play such an important role in our game, must be treated with respect."

The Eskimos' next game is Friday, July 28 versus the BC Lions.

A suspension is to be served immediately, unless it is appealed to arbitration by a player.