Our organization holds our players and coaches to high standards of conduct. In this instance I fell short of those standards. I have apologized to our team and assured them that going forward my behavior will be consistent with those standards.
As a head coach in the Canadian Football League, we are held to high standards of conduct. I embrace those responsibilities and do not condone this sort of behavior. I take full responsibility for my actions. My sincere apologies go out to everyone affiliated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, our fans, and the fans of the league.”
*On Sunday evening, CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge announced Austin has been fined $5000.
"Coach Austin has expressed in his public apology to Dave Stala and the Tiger-Cat organization, and has stressed to me in subsequent conversations, an understanding that as leaders, coaches are held to a high standard of conduct. I want it to be clear that the CFL has an important standard of conduct for coaches which must be respected and upheld," Orridge stated via news release.