July 23, 2017

Peters handed 1-game suspension for contact with an official

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League announced Sunday that Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Garry Peters has been suspended for one game for contacting an official following play #64 in game 27 on Thursday, July 20 in Hamilton.

“Making contact with an official is clearly beyond the acceptable standards of conduct in the CFL,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “Officials, who play such an important role in our game, must be treated with respect.”

The Eskimos’ next game is Friday, July 28 versus the BC Lions.

A suspension is to be served immediately, unless it is appealed to arbitration by a player.