Play #66: Incomplete pass intended for Winnipeg REC (#1 Adams). WPG challenged believing there was defensive pass interference. After review the replay official determined the defender did not materially affect the receivers ability to play the ball before it arrived. #CFL
Play #138: Edmonton challenged believing there was defensive pass interference on their receiver (#87 Walker).
After review the replay official determined the defender’s play on the football did not meet criteria for such a call. Call stands as called, no penalty applied. #CFL
Play #95: Hamilton DB (#25 Rolle) flagged for defensive pass interference. Hamilton challenged the call.
After review, the replay official determined the defender materially affected the ability of Toronto’s receiver to make a play on the football. Call stands. #CFL
Play #26: Toronto challenged believing there was pass interference on their receiver.
After review the replay official determined that Hamilton LB #11 Kelly directly and materially affected the receivers ability to play the football. Call overturned. First down Toronto. #CFL
I want to acknowledge that our response to the Odell Willis hit on Zach Collaros this past weekend was clearly inadequate.
First of all, the play should have been flagged and a roughing the passer penalty should have been imposed by the on-field officiating crew without Saskatchewan having to use its’ challenge.
Secondly, the Injury Spotter, who has access to several camera angles in the Command Centre, including the view from the “all 24 (players)” camera, should have immediately stopped the game and had Collaros removed from the field for examination upon the first signs of distress.
Finally, we should have publicly acknowledged these errors and communicated with the media and fans promptly instead of waiting until last evening to share a statement.
I am committed to removing reckless and dangerous play from our game. (Willis’ hit on Collaros is being reviewed today for discipline.) The fact that we did not respond adequately is not acceptable to me. I have made that very clear to our personnel today. We are reviewing our processes, protocols and rules to ensure this chain of events is not repeated.