Thursday, July 6, 2017
DURON CARTER FINED
TORONTO (July 5, 2017) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced on Wednesday:
Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Duron Carter was fined for grabbing Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Sam Hurl's facemask in a reckless and unsafe manner
As per league policy, the amount of the player fine was not disclosed.
"The league made a ruling and we stand by the decision," Rider receivers coach Markus Howell said on CKRM's Coaches Show on Wednesday. "Duron and I sat down and watched the film and made the necessary corrections. It wasn't intentional on his part. The ball was intercepted and Duron was trying and run down and make a tackle, and knock a guy out of the way. He caught his facemask instead of his shoulder pad. Duron accepts the fine and we're moving on."
Howell admitted that Duron Carter will always be making headlines, but not necessarily for all the right reasons. The 25-year old OSU product always makes his presence known.
"Duron has a bubbly personality, is great in the meeting rooms and every receiver brings his own traits to he room and to the field," Howell continued. "He's a dymanic playmaker and we're just coaching him to be a better leader. It's not always about what you do on the field, but what you do off of it and how you bring these young receivers along. That's because these young receivers look up to him.
"We've got a lot of other leaders in the room but Duron's just a little more boisterous. He likes to let people know that he can play! Whereas we have other guys like Naaman (Roosevelt) and Rob Bagg who are more quiet, workman-like and like to show through their example. But they all get the job done."