July 20, 2016

Lions’ Brooks among eight players fined following Week 4

Jimmy Jeong/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday that eight players have been fined following Week 4, including BC Lions defensive tackle Mic’hael Brooks.

Brooks was fined for a low hit to Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant after the Lions’ 40-27 win over the Riders in Regina.

Three players from the Toronto Argonauts defence have received fines, including Shawn Lemon, who’s been docked for the second week in a row for his low hit to Ottawa REDBLACKS quarterback Trevor Harris. Argos linebacker Cory Greenwood and defensive back Keon Raymond were also fined: Greenwood for a hit to the head of Ottawa’s Nic Grigsby and Raymond for a late hit on Grigsby.

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Sukh Chungh was fined for a dangerous block on Edmonton Eskimos defensive lineman Jabari Hunt.

Saskatchewan Roughrider Jonathan Newsome was fined for a low hit to BC Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings while first overall pick Josiah St. John was also fined for a chop block on BC Lions defensive lineman Mic’hael Brooks.

Finally, also fined for the BC Lions was defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy for a dangerous tackle on Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Ricky Collins Jr.

As per league policy, the amount of the player fines was not disclosed.