Canadian linebacker Cameron Judge was suspended one game by the CFL on Tuesday for a postgame altercation involving BC Lions receiver Lucky Whitehead.
The incident came after BC won 31-29 in extra time at McMahon Stadium on Saturday night. After the game, the judges approached Whitehead on the field with his helmet off and punched the Lions player, knocking Whitehead to the ground.
A field brawl involving Lions and Stampeders players began as the judges were eventually kicked off the field.
A group of Lions players then made their way to Calgary’s locker room, only to encounter police and security who were already present.
Nothing happened except a shout between the players of both teams.
There were reports that Whitehead made derogatory remarks about members of the judge’s family, but no reason was provided for the judge’s actions.
The two teams had 21 penalties totaling 215 yards in the game (Calgary called 12 for 128 yards and BC called 9 for 87 yards).
After the contest, Whitehead called out the judges in a tweet saying, “I hope he travels next week.”
If the judges choose not to appeal the suspension, they will miss Saturday night’s rematch between Calgary and BC at BC Place. A win would earn the Lions (9-3) his first CFL playoff berth since 2018.
Calgary (8-5-0) and the Lions could solidify their playoff berths with a Stampeders win and losses to both Hamilton and Ottawa. The Ticats (4-9) will visit Montreal (5-7) on Friday night, while the Redblacks (3-9) will host Toronto (7-5) on Saturday night.
A judge’s absence would be a big problem for Calgary. He had a game-high nine tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last weekend against BC.
The CFL’s penalty came a day after the NFL suspended Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans for the game after an on-field altercation with the Buccaneers in Sunday’s 20-10 win over New Orleans.
Evans and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore were ejected from the game for their role in an on-field incident after being pushed between Lattimore and the Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette.
It came after Lattimore and Tampa quarterback Tom Brady exchanged words.
The CFL suspends the Stampeders’ linebacker judge for one game after an incident with the Lions.
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