Emry fined for hit on Edwards

Agree, disagree?

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=292425

A suspension would have been better. It would have been nice to know how much he was fined. If it was a slap on the wrist then I would disagree but if it was an amount that meant he could only afford Kraft Dinner for a week or two then I'd be okay with it.

The article says $750. He should be able to afford Kraft dinner De Luxe.

Nothing more they could have done except, fine the officials too for missing the call. :wink:

Brutal noncall...

Suspension woulda been proper I think...Edwards wasn't even involved in the play

When was the last time a player received a suspension commensurate with a questionable hit or tackle in a game?

Back when he was playing, A.J. Gass somehow used the retarded loopholes in the CFL system to win an appeal following a suspension for a similarly vicious hit. Gass set the precedent.

Good point...I guess that's all they can do

I'm sure Trestman would have been okay with a 1 game suspension.keep the Bombers happy . I'm sure the Bombers will pass the hat around and have the 750 raised before their next meeting with MTL. Especially if Winnipeg is out of it, things could get ugly. The league should have given the 1 game and all concerned go away happy. The league missed their chance to put this to bed.

If the league had given a 1 game suspension, the the Bombers would have said it should have been 2 games. If the league starts to manage things on the basis of pleasing teams and people then they know they could rightfully be called a "Bush league". Edwards got surprised by a hit he was not expecting as he was wandering on the field. He is fine now and I am sure he learned a valuable lesson to always be aware of the situation.

What do you mean not involved in the play... After the snap of the football, everyone on the field is involved in the play.

....including the refs......but wait a minute ...obviously they went blind on the Emry/Edwards play and were last seen looking for their guide dogs.... 8)

No I think it was Angelo Mosca that set the precedent. Last time I looked, Gass retired a couple of years ago, get over it!

So that gave Emry the right to do what he did??? And Edwards wasn't involved in the play...the ball was in the air, and the play was downfield...

These things have a way of working out without too much outside intervention.

They play each other again. Nothing a little chop block won't even out.

I thought Gass was "suspended" for tossing his helmet? Unless there's another incident I'm forgetting? I know Barrenechea hit Winnipeg's QB late in one game, and people were pretty upset about that... but he was penalized in the game and later fined.

Didn't Cohon come out with a new policy stating that if players did certain things, they'd be suspended. Does anyone remember what exactly that new policy said? It seems like the CFL has forgotten about it... I remember they could've used it against Murphy last season when he decided to be an idiot in a game against Edmonton, but they opted to fine him instead.

CFL sets new player safety standards

October 02, 2008

CFL SETS NEW PLAYER SAFETY STANDARDS

"We have a profound responsibility to safeguard the safety of the young men who play our wonderful but tough game." -- Commissioner Mark Cohon

Toronto, ON - (October 2, 2008) - To protect player safety, the Canadian Football League is setting a tough new standard that includes mandatory suspensions.

"We have a profound responsibility to safeguard the safety of the young men who play our wonderful but tough game, and this action is all about fulfilling that responsibility," said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon.

From now on, any illegal act that creates a substantial and unnecessary risk of injury to an opposing player will be subject to a mandatory suspension.

Examples of illegal acts that will be deemed to create a substantial and unnecessary risk of injury to an opposing player include the following:

• spearing to the helmet or facemask of an opposing player outside of the acceptable standards of play
• throwing a helmet in a reckless and dangerous manner
• violently kicking, punching, kneeing, or stomping an opponent who is in a defenseless position.

"By setting this new standard, we are striving to give players clear, advance and fair warning of the penalties that they will face for acts that have no place in our game," Cohon said.

Under the current disciplinary system, this will provide an arbitrator with a new and important standard to consider.

"It's time we reset the bar for the benefit of the players, the fans and those who administer our disciplinary system," said Michael Copeland, the CFL's Chief Operating Officer.

"We are always open to working with the players association on all issues of importance to our league. And we have been working with them on this issue," Cohon said.

"Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve a joint resolution. So we are acting unilaterally today because we feel that it's in the best interests of our players, and our league, to do so."

The new standard is in effect immediately and will apply to this weekend's games.


http://www.cfl.ca/article/cfl-sets-new-player-safety-standards

Emry didn't do any of these

• spearing to the helmet or facemask of an opposing player outside of the acceptable standards of play
• throwing a helmet in a reckless and dangerous manner
• violently kicking, punching, kneeing, or stomping an opponent who is in a defenseless position.

Emry saw the interception and threw a block at Edwards who didn't realise yet the ball had been intercepted. Even the fine is questionable. I'm sure someone will pass Shea an envelope anyway. :wink: The only question is will there be more than 750.00 in it ?

You need glasses HfxTC. Since the ball was in the air when Emry hit Edwards it can't be argue that it was just a block because it still would have been considered illegal. Just admit it was an illegal hit if you can't admit it was a cheap shot.

The article states those are only examples.