CFL issues maximum fine against Chris Edwards of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats


Published June 28, 2023 at 5:05 pm

The CFL issued a maximum fine against Hamilton defensive back Chris Edwards on Wednesday for his actions following the Tiger-Cats’ 38-12 loss to the  Montreal Alouettes last week.

After the game Friday night, Edwards delivered a two-handed shove to Montreal receiver Austin Mack after faking a friendly handshake. Edwards was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty even though the game was over.

The exact amount of the discipline was not disclosed but a maximum fine from the CFL is equivalent to half a player’s game cheque.

The league also fined Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Samuel Emilus for delivering a high hit on Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jonathan Moxey. Also, defensive lineman J-Min Pelley of the Edmonton Elks was fined for a hit on Toronto Argonauts receiver B.J. Byrd.

The Canadian Press

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