Monday, August 29, 2016 — TORONTO (August 29, 2016) – An independent arbitrator today upheld the one game suspension imposed by Canadian Football League Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge on Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter.
The suspension is effective immediately, making Carter ineligible to play in Montreal’s game on Thursday versus the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
On July 4, 2016, the league imposed the suspension arising out of play #98 and an ensuing incident in the bench area of the Ottawa REDBLACKS during Game #14, which was played on June 30, 2016.
Carter and the Canadian Football League Players Association exercised their right to appeal to an arbitrator in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the Canadian Football League and the CFLPA. Also under the collective bargaining agreement, Carter was allowed to play pending the arbitrator’s decision.