KYRIES HEBERT SUSPENDED FOLLOWING HIT ON DAVARIS DANIELS

KYRIES HEBERT SUSPENDED FOLLOWING HIT ON DAVARIS DANIELS

FOLLOWING A HEARING, THE LEAGUE ISSUED A ONE-GAME SUSPENSION

Friday, June 29, 2018 — TORONTO (June 29, 2018) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that Ottawa REDBLACKS linebacker Kyries Hebert has been suspended for one-game, effective immediately.

The discipline is in response to a play in the third quarter where Hebert launched himself into the air and  led with the crown of his helmet and hit Calgary Stampeders receiver DaVaris Daniels while the player was in a defenceless position. The discipline was issued today after CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie held a hearing  with Hebert and a representative of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association via telephone.

“As a league and a leader in football, we need to eliminate these type of hits,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “A play like this puts unnecessary risk to a player’s safety and has no place in the game.”