wot all u people seem to be forgetting is that it happened TWICE in the game. the first time, there were 2 15 yd penalties called, being a bomberfan, i was happy with that eventhough i was kind of scrathcing my head as to y 2 penalties were called, but i guess they took into account that the hit could've have been classified as an intent to injure.
the 2nd time it happened, there was absolutely no holding back, the second he caught the ball, he was pasted! not only that, but he seemed to lead with his helmet, another criteria for attempt to injure. that'a a flagrant violation of the rules, whether u like it or not. if u don't, take it up with the cfl for trying to protect their star players. as for "officersdr", ur an idiot! Stokes never cried, in fact i thought he showed great resolve in holding back! i would've went after the guy for trying to take my head off! kudos to stokes. this is football and i love hard nosed play as much as anyone else, but there are rules to be followed, kick someone's as*, but do it legally!
as for not whining when DD gets hit, whatever. if u had an o line, u'd have 3 healthy qb's. how many times has a d player been flagged for a late hit this year! the rules are there for a reason. i love DD and the way he plays, but becoz he plays all out, that's the chance he takes. he better have a chat w Dunigan, becoz another concussion or 2 and he might be thru.
as for the ejection, i think it may have been a bit much, but when u consider that it happened twice and it was late in the game, i think the refs were just trying to "nip" things in the bud before all hell broke loose and i commend them for that.
as for Wally, i have a lot of respect for him, but u have to wonder whether that was part of the game plan to get under stokes' skin, if it was, that's pathetic, kind of like the lions performance on turkey day!
i guess "unrealriders" said it best - "Well when you're getting your asses handed to you by the basement team I guess they would get mad and lay out the little guy, they had nothing else they could really do." LOL LOL