The day after the Edmonton game I sent a message on the CFL's website with an inquiry. To date I have yet to receive a reply.
During the game I noticed that player number 5, Pat White, a quarterback for the Eskimos, was lined up on the punt cover team. The refs did not flag this and it occurred on every punt (that I watched for after first noticing it). Knowing (at least hazily) the Import/Non-import/Quarterback rule I assumed this was a violation of the rules. I asked if they could confirm the violation and why no penalty was called. Not getting a reply is no way to treat a lifelong fan.
This AM, while stewing about their discourtesy, I decided to look at the rule on their website. What I found, I think, may have made this a violation of the rules:
EXCEPTION: Rule 6, Section 4, Article 4, Note 4 Article 5 – Designated Quarterback Prior to the game, a team is required to designate three players who shall be permitted to alternate for each other during the game at the quarterback position exclusively. Not more than one such player may be in the game at any time and none of the three can enter the game as a member of Team B.
PENALTY: L25 PLS DR or L25 PBD or option NOTE: For the purposes of this Article 5, the duties of the quarterback position may include punting, place kicking and kicking off. If a team designates three quarterbacks for a game, the player designated as the third quarterback shall not be eligible for kicking duties.
If anyone else can find a rule suggesting it was not a violation I would be all ears.