Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Fred Perry won't be fined or suspended for a hit he laid on Dave Dickenson that resulted in the B.C. Lions quarterback suffering a concussion, the CFL announced Wednesday. The Lions sent in videotape of the hit, made during B.C.'s 42-12 win over Saskatchewan Friday. They contended Perry hit Dickenson with his helmet.
The Lions sent in videotape of the hit, made during B.C.'s 42-12 win over Saskatchewan Friday.
They contended Perry hit Dickenson with his helmet, which resulted in the Lions quarterback suffering his third concussion in less than two years.
But the CFL has announced that its investigation revealed Perry's point of contact was with his facemask into Dickenson's upper chest, not the helmet.
''After review of the play involving Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive lineman Fred Perry and B.C. Lions' quarterback Dave Dickenson, it has been concluded that there was no foul on this play,'' director of football operations and development Kevin McDonald said in a statement.
The CFL release explained that if a defender keeps his head up and makes contact with the passer with his facemask, he will not be penalized unless the contact is above the shoulders.
Dickenson is out indefinitely and won't play Thursday night in B.C.'s home game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.