Rod Davis fined by CFL for illegal helmet-on-helmet hit
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Story from Montreal Gazette:
Als linebacker Rod Davis has been fined by the CFL.
The Canadian Football League, as expected, announced on Tuesday afternoon that Alouettes’ linebacker Rod Davis has been fined an undisclosed amount for his violent hit against Winnipeg quarterback Alex Brink on Aug. 3.
It’s believed the sanction was for $750 or $1,000. The league’s announcement came after 4 p.m., long after the Als had concluded their daily practice. Davis couldn’t be reached for comment.
Davis was credited with two quarterback sacks against the Blue Bombers. But on the latter, he clearly led with his helmet, making direct contact with Brink’s head. Brink, remarkably, was able to continue playing. Coincidentally, no penalty was assessed on the play by referee Murray Clarke, who potentially had some explaining to do to Tom Higgins, the league’s director of officiating.
While Davis will be lighter in the pocketbook, he avoids a suspension and will be able to play this Friday, when the Als travel to Edmonton. Davis, coincidentally, joined the Als as a free agent last February following three seasons with the Eskimos.
In an exclusive interview on Monday with montrealgazette.com, Davis admitted striking Brink with his helmet and said he was prepared to face any penalty deemed appropriate by the CFL. Davis said it wasn’t his intent to injure on the play.
Although the Als have played only six games this season, Davis becomes the second Montreal player to be fined by the league. Middle-linebacker Shea Emry has already been fined twice by the league in 2012.
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