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August 3, 2017

Ackie among four players fined after Week 6

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The CFL announced Thursday that four players have been fined following incidents in Week 6, including Montreal Alouettes safety Chris Ackie.

The Alouettes’ former first round pick received supplemental discipline for his high hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols in the fourth quarter of Winnipeg’s 41-40 victory. The Alouettes were penalized 15 yards on the play for unnecessary roughness.

In addition to Ackie, Alouettes running back Stefan Logan was fined for comments that were critical of officiating following that contest.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive end Jamaal Westerman was fined for unnecessary roughness on Montreal Alouettes offensive lineman Luc Brodeur-Jourdain.

Finally, BC Lions offensive lineman Kevin Palmer was fined for an unnecessary hit to a vulnerable player (Odell Willis) in the game against the Edmonton Eskimos.

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