Wednesday, July 13, 2011
CFL FINES RIDERS' CRAIG BUTLER
Toronto, ON (July 13, 2011) - The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today that it has fined Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Craig Butler an undisclosed amount for an illegal hit on Montreal Alouettes receiver S.J. Green in last weekend's game played on July 9, 2011.
The hit was deemed to be illegal because Butler, while making a tackle, lowered his head and led with his helmet, which made primary contact with his opponent's helmet.
"These types of hits are illegal because they are dangerous and pose a serious risk of injury to players," said Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Football Operations for the CFL.