MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday afternoon they've fined receiver Duron Carter an undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to the club after a Thursday night incident against the Ottawa Redblacks.
Carter and Ottawa defensive back Jerrell Gavins were ejected after a wild melee at the Redblacks bench in the third quarter.
Carter was hammered as he made a spectacular catch in the end zone. Then he was walking by the Ottawa bench and bumped into head coach Rick Campbell, knocking him over. The Redblacks rushed to Campbell's defence, throwing slaps and shots at Carter, who continued his celebration straight through the Ottawa bench area to his own bench, which is on the same side of the field.
"To tell the truth, I don't even know what happened,'' Carter, the Alouettes top receiver who returned to Montreal after a year in the NFL, said post-game. "I ran into the coach, apparently.
"I didn't even know I knocked him over. It's an emotional game. I'm excited. I got hit. I got a cut on my face from that hit. You tell me.''
The Redblacks won the game 28-13, but Campbell took exception to the knock when talking to media members after the game.
"He gave me a decent shoulder,'' said Campbell. "I mean he came in.
"I know he's a very good player and all that stuff but obviously we don't need stuff like that to happen, put it that way. You try to steer those guys away so you can keep the peace. And it's a league rule that you're not supposed to be talking or walking through the other bench or near the other bench.''
Montreal also announced they've placed receiver S.J. Green on the six-game injured list to rehab a lower-leg injury.
- With files from Bill Beacon/Canadian Press