Canadian Football League

Monday, September 29, 2008

Canadian football League Fines Six Players

The CFL has fined six players for their roles in an altercation following a helmet-to-helmet hit on Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn during the Blue Bombers' 30-23 win over the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday night.

Edmonton linebacker Agustin Barrenechea hit Glenn in the final two minutes of the game, resulting in an altercation on the field involving a host of players. Glenn suffered a sore jaw and some concussion-like symptoms.

Barrenechea was fined an undisclosed amount for the hit.

Edmonton defensive lineman Dario Romero was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct while teammate Jason Goss along with Winnipeg's Romby Bryant and Dominic Picard were fined for rough play which resulted in their ejection from the game.

Winnipeg's Cam Hall was also fined for his comments to the media after the game about on the officiating.

"The league has a responsibility and an obligation to protect the players of our game," Lyle Bauer, president and CEO for Winnipeg, said in a statement.

"The type of incident that occurred blatant, helmet-to-helmet contact, which can lead to career-ending injuries for our star athletes has no place on the field. We are very fortunate this incident did not lead to a serious injury to our quarterback, Kevin Glenn.

"The decision made by the league has taken somewhat of a step in that direction."


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