CFL IMPOSES DISCIPLINE ARISING OUT OF PLAY AND ENSUING BENCH AREA INCIDENT IN OTTAWA AT MONTREAL GAME ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016 — TORONTO (July 4, 2016) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that it has imposed the following discipline arising out of play #98 and an ensuing incident in the bench area of the Ottawa REDBLACKS during Game #14 on Thursday, June 30, 2016, Ottawa at Montreal:
Following a hearing, Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter has been assessed a one-game suspension for actions that violated the standards of acceptable conduct within the CFL.
Ottawa REDBLACKS Head Coach Rick Campbell has been fined for his part in the incident. A thorough review concluded he could have done more to avoid contact with the player.
Ottawa REDBLACKS safety Jermaine Robinson has been fined for a high hit to Carter’s head area on Carter’s touchdown reception during the third quarter.
Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive back Jerrell Gavins has been fined for delivering a punch to an opponent during the incident in the bench area and for an inappropriate gesture towards fans following his disqualification from the game.
Additional discipline pertaining to other plays and other games in Week 2 will be announced later in a separate release.