TORONTO -- The Canadian Football League announced today that Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach and general manager Kent Austin was fined $5,000 after inappropriate conduct on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats sideline with Toronto Argonauts receiver Dave Stala during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game in Toronto.

"Coach Austin has expressed in his public apology to Dave Stala and the Tiger-Cat organization, and has stressed to me in subsequent conversations, an understanding that as leaders, coaches are held to a high standard of conduct. I want it to be clear that the CFL has an important standard of conduct for coaches which must be respected and upheld.”

- Canadian Football League Commissioner, Jeffrey L. Orridge


Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

Olivier Poulin

Manager, Communications, Canadian Football League

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