CFL fines Bighill, four others for Week 9 incidents | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

TORONTO - The Canadian Football League announced today that it has fined the following players:

BC Lions linebacker Adam Bighill for a dangerous and illegal hit in which he led with his helmet when tackling an opponent during last Sunday night's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Bighill was also penalized on the play.

Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter, Lions defensive back Ryan Phillips and Roughriders receiver Rob Bagg for tweeting comments that were critical of CFL officiating.

Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman Aston Whiteside for making avoidable physical contact with an on-field official during last Saturday's game against the Edmonton Eskimos.

As per league policy, the amounts of the fines were not disclosed.

Fan Comments
All totalling deserving of the fines. Especially those tweeting critical remarks about the officials on the field ! They do a great job under very tough conditions (and at times physically dangerous situations) This job is not easy and anyone who thinks it is, volunteer in your communities to perform this task in some team sport! Your opinion will change !
Really glad the league is attempting to protect the Refs from physical hits while performing their duties. About time something was done to discourage the players from running through them.

August 27, 2014 - 9:28pm
You're a ref aren't you? WHAT GAMES ARE YOU WATCHING?!
August 28, 2014 - 5:46pm
Wonder what the Riders had to beef about? - They won the game!!!
@tc23 - Yeah certainly reflects on the perceived objectivity of the officials when the players many of whom are not known for their "talk" have something to say - like the two Ticat players after the BC game!
August 27, 2014 - 7:39pm
The tweet looks like Bagg was referencing the Montreal Winnipeg game
August 27, 2014 - 10:06pm
Don't let the facts get in the way.....
August 28, 2014 - 11:02am
Keep the ref trash talking to us Mr.Bagg!
August 27, 2014 - 6:31pm
The players are commenting on the officiating knowing they will get fined, this is pretty bad, and not the first time this year !!
August 27, 2014 - 5:44pm