August 29, 2016

Carter suspension upheld; receiver to miss Thursday vs. REDBLACKS

Johany Jutras/

TORONTO — The CFL announced Monday an independent arbitrator today has ruled to uphold the one-game suspension imposed by Canadian Football League Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge on Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter.

The suspension is effective immediately, making Carter ineligible to play in Montreal’s game on Thursday versus the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

The Alouettes receiver was handed a one-game suspension on July 4th following a June 30 loss to the Ottawa REDBLACKS for an incident in the bench area following a touchdown.


Carter and the Canadian Football League Players Association exercised their right to appeal to an arbitrator in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the Canadian Football League and the CFLPA.  Also under the collective bargaining agreement, Carter was allowed to play pending the arbitrator’s decision.

The 25-year-old, back in the CFL after spending 2015 with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, has 46 catches for 717 yards and a 5 touchdowns in two appearances this season.

More to come …