What an idiot... I'm getting sick of this from him. I wanted to use stronger words but thought better of it.
The Canadian Football League announced a $5,000 fine to Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach and general manager Chris Jones for taking a meeting with the publicist of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Because the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner on their negotiations list, Jones' meeting was adjudged to be tampering. The league acknowleged that the Roughriders did not work out the 24-year-old Texas A&M product.
“The Saskatchewan Roughriders have been notified of the league's decision and accept their disciplinary action,? Jones said in a statement. “We have been forthcoming with the CFL office on any information they have requested. We look forward to moving on and continuing to prepare for the 2017 season.?
The Roughriders as a team were also fined $31,500 for two violations of CFL by-laws relating to suspended players attending practice and the recruitment of a junior player.
As TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless notes, this is the fifth fine incurred by Jones since joining the Roughriders in December of 2015.