That hit by Brandon Isaac on Durant, direct intended contact to the head, though not called by the on field officials, is clearly contrary to the CFL's stated policy to avoid helmet to helmet hits and especially to protect the quarterback. This hit is certainly and without doubt, subject to disciplinary action, if not, then the CFL policy is toothless and it is wide open season.
The problem is that they cannot just levy a fine on Isaac, as he is a repeat offender, having been punished and fined weeks ago for a similar hit on Buck Pierce which really has rendered Buck Pierce ineffective and likely ended his career. Isaac, merely got an undisclosed fine that time, for putting out the opposing QB.
Now he has done it again, helmet to helmet.
If the CFL does nothing, then there is no policy and it is, as mentioned, wild wild west on QBs.
If the CFL fines him again, the signal is that the CFL does not really mean what it says, so there is no reason why not to hit the opposing QB in the head and potentially knock him our of the game or out for the year, as it is only a fine. Heck, why not do it on Calvillo on the first series and pay the fine and win the game.
So, the only logical option is a multi game suspension of Isaac who is now known for this kind of cheap shot.
However, to suspend Isaac would weaken the Toronto defence signficantly, and the CFL's unannounced preference of the Argos being in the 100th Grey Cup at home may vanish. As such the CFL braintrust has to be careful what is does with Isaac as it's very credibility is at stake.
My guess is they wimp out by either giving him a larger undisclosed fine (translates to a bounty on QBS to others), or they give him only a one game suspension for the last game of the season as it means nothing to Toronto.
Should be interesting on how the CFL handles repeat offenders.
Lucky that Durant was not knocked out for the season or else Isaac would have had two kill notches in his belt, and is that what the league wants?