Kyries Hebert doles out yet another dirty hit

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert has administered yet another dirty hit.

With his club on the verge of wrapping up a 21-9 win against the Argonauts on Friday night, Hebert launched himself at Toronto quarterback Cody Fajardo just as he was about to step out of bounds. Hebert led with the crown of his helmet and made contact with Fajardo’s head. He was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play and will likely face supplementary discipline from the league.

This is hardly the first questionable play from Hebert, who has a reputation as one of the dirtiest players in the CFL. His most notorious is a 2014 hit on running back Jon Cornish, which left the former Calgary Stampeder with a concussion. Hebert was ejected from the game and fined the maximum allowable by the CFL.

Hebery has rejected accusations that he’s a dirty player in the past.

“I don’t like that,” Hebert said recently. “I’m aggressive, I’m violent, I tear stuff up, but I don’t think it’s dirty. It’s usually within the rules most of the time. Ninety-nine per cent of the time, 98, 96 per cent of the time, I’m pretty sure. I do what I can to be a difference-maker on the field.”

New CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie has talked about the importance of player safety since being named to the post in July. Let’s see if he backs up that talk with a suspension for a repeat offender.

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55 Comments on Kyries Hebert doles out yet another dirty hit

  1. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm //

    If Ambrosie has a set he will be the commissionaire to finally put an end to this clowns career

  2. Don’t be over dramatic. Every team has 2-3 dirty players on their rosters.

    • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm //

      Not like this guy. He ended Cornish’s career

      • No he didn’t. It was Hufnagel’s stupid decision to play Cornish in the last game of that same season in a no nothing game against Winnipeg during a snowstorm where during a play Cornish slipped on an icy field & fell on his head & probably cost the Stamps a possible Grey Cup which ended his career. Don’t try to change history Horsie.

        • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 12, 2017 at 12:02 am //

          Wrong! Cornish developed a concussion problem after the Hebert play. He only played a few games over the next 2 years.
          Stop trying to marginalize what Hebert did

        • George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 1:27 am //

          That’s some nice revisionist history you have going on there, Joe. Cornish was out for most of the season after the Hebert hit and has been suffering neck (not head) problems ever since.

        • NO NO NO buddy! It was a dirty rotten head hit that got Cornish into trouble and concusions in the first place.He did miss several games but never did get rid of the symptoms. He had to play AFTER many games out to see if he could do it

  3. This clown does not deserve to be on the football field. Make an example of him and ban him for life before someone gets carted off in a neck brace because of his dirty play…hopefully he’s the one that gets a concussion leading with his head; that would be justice indeed.

  4. grumblingaboutgreen // August 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm //

    wouldnt be SURPRISING at all to find out next week that jones has traded his DRAFT picks for this character! at THIS point its probably neutral to POSITIVE pr for the club to deflect ATTENTION from other personnel DISTRACTIONS such as duron CARTER the recently departed justin COX and the pie in the sky vince YOUNG. of COURSE jones knowing he is on the HOT SEAT will gladly sacrifice the FUTURE draft picks as he wouldnt EXPECT to be around that long so why not make it somebody ELSES problem? but the top brass in riderhole is in such DISARRAY they might not REALISE the danger to the teams LONG TERM health until it is too late!

  5. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 11, 2017 at 11:41 pm //

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind if some player delivered “justice” to this guy in a way the commissioner cannot.

    • that’s an ignorant comment I don’t give a crap who you cheer for! So how about teams put a bounty on the smug face of Calgary’s QB I’d love to see that too! And your coach!

      • Calm down folks – according to the RASH -grumblingaboutlifeinhgeneral, it has nothing to do with tonight’s game or Hebert. Clearly Chris Jones and the Riders are completely to blame for the hit and Torontos loss

      • IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 12, 2017 at 12:05 am //

        Instead of hiding behind my handle tell us who you are. Why does Bo/Dave deserve turf justice?
        You call me ignorant than you state the same thing
        Let me guess, angry little rider fan???

        • Must be horse….we Rider fans are horrible, horrible people!

        • George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 1:29 am //

          “Instead of hiding behind my handle tell us who you are. Why does Bo/Dave deserve turf justice?”

          Apparently certain “classy” fans think that trash talking on the field and sending out scathing tweets is the same thing as trying to violently end another player’s career. Unfortunately, people like this IMAN character only learn by experience. Fortunately, that experience usually finds them eventually.

  6. Playing aggressively is one thing but Hebert takes it just one step too far much too often. It sure won`t be the first time he`s been fined for bad hits on opposing players. Maybe it’s time to take a look at the pattern of behaviour and the frequency of *dirty* plays and sit him out for a game or two!

  7. Wow gotta love all the couch commissioners! End his career because he laid out a hit? Yes it was high and I’d love to see any of you call him a clown to his face! LOL! The hit was illegal and he was penalized plus he will receive a fine maybe more. I am no Montreal fan but remember the Argo’s QB was not Rickey Ray. Earlier in the game he lowered his shoulder and laid out a defender as he ran to the sidelines. He is known to do that and he lowered his head and shoulder on that play as well. Not saying that the hit wasn’t high but common why should a defender just let up and let the guy get more yards. Personally I don’t think he intended to go for his head, if he did and intent can be proved then give him the max fine and suspension.

  8. Blackhawk89 // August 11, 2017 at 11:57 pm //

    Would rather have a guy you have pull back from crossing the line than pushing a guy to playing to the edge of the line

  9. Dirty hit by a dirty player.

  10. Headhunter! ‘Nuff Said?

  11. Mark in BC // August 12, 2017 at 1:05 am //

    Any objective (not a homer) watcher of the CFL can readily attest that Hebert is one of (if not the) foremost cheap shot artists.

  12. George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 1:25 am //

    Hebert should have been out of the league years ago. It seems like every year we’re hearing of another dirty hit by him. The hit on Cornish should have been the last one of his career (Cornish wasn’t the first player sent to the IR because of a dirty KH hit, either).

    Please, football gods. Sending Cleyon Laing for a time-out was a good start. Now finish it by taking out the last piece of trash still currently playing in our league.

  13. Shocked the zebra even through a flag. Brutal, brutal officiating game after game. That hit should have got him kicked out of the game.

    • C’mon. That wasn’t even close to a foul worthy of a disqualification. Dirty? Yes. Flag-worthy? Absolutely. Fine-worthy? Yep. But tossing him out of the game or suspending him? No. He didn’t spear a player who was down. He didn’t try and gouge someone’s eyes out. He didn’t overtly try to hyper-extend anyone’s limbs. He didn’t start a fight or start kicking anyone. That’s what gets you tossed.

      This isn’t hockey, folks. You don’t get removed from the game for a bad act and you don’t get suspended for it either.

      • George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm //

        Do you think Messam’s hit on Chip Cox in the Montreal game was worth a disqualification and a fine? Because that’s what was doled out in that case, and the Hebert hit we are talking about here is much worse and much more likely to result in injury.

        The only reason Messam was ejected and Hebert wasn’t was because of timing. Messam’s hit came between plays (which makes it an obvious intentional hit). Hebert can blame his hit on the heat of the play, but that paired with his past penchant for laying dirty hits during games only suggests that this is an ingrained habit of his and not something that is likely to change at any point in his career.

      • you… are …a … fool! thats all I got to say with a moron like this wow

  14. So Fajardo is a running QB, and he takes the consequences of being hit when he does run. He won’t last long, the way he does run the ball, he doesn’t even hook slide. Fajardo is either fearless, or just stupid. Like a previous comment (Shon) said, yes it was a high hit, he received (Herbert) a 15 yard penalty. And I am sure a hefty fine to follow, but this won’t warrant a suspension. Herbert can and will just appeal it. Herbert has a history of hard hits, and yes some can be classified as “dirty” (because a player gets hurt?) This isn’t tennis, it’s pro football, and it’s a physical game with intense contact. I am not an Al’s fan either, but what about Messam when he tore Chip Cox’s helment off in the endzone, after he fumbled. Messam got ejected from game, and he divulged the fine, a paltry $350.00. If Herbert played for you’re own team, you would like that type of hard hitting, punishing player on your side. Let Herbert pay for the consequences of the “illegal” hit, Fajardo might think twice now, trying to lower his shoulder, and going toe to toe with an aggressive DB. Travis Lulay did that a couple of years ago, tried using his shoulder going in for a TD in Montreal, and tore his whole shoulder out. Thus lost his starting job as QB. Fajardo is fighting for a job, and obviously proved he should have started over Jeff Matthews.

    • ???? you are chatting a bunch of garbage! We all know if a qb. runs he is taking a risk with hard hitting defence guys. Of course. But this clown has a history of the “head” shots,wake up,any football league don’t need this action. He should be fined and because he is a repeat offender suspended at least 3 games!!!!!

      • George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm //

        “Herbert can and will just appeal it. Herbert has a history of hard hits, and yes some can be classified as “dirty” (because a player gets hurt?)”

        No, we call them dirty because they are dirty. There is clean, hard-hitting tackles that can result in injury as well, but they are clean because they are done using the proper, safe, disciplined techniques that DBs are supposed to be trained to use. Tackling with shoulders to mid-section or wrapping around players with arms. Pushing, bumping – these are all clean.

        In just these two examples, we have a deliberate clothesline at full speed (that ultimately led to the early exit of one of the best Canadian running backs the league has ever seen), and a deliberate lowering of the helmet to contact the head of a running quarterback.

        These are dirty because of the action of the DB, not because of the result of the hit. The difference may be subtle to some fans, but it is a difference nonetheless.

      • Ain’t going to happen GENIUS!

  15. Hebert is the dirtiest player in the CFL. He has been a headhunting idiot for his entire career. He is careless, dangerous, and unrepentant. Even worse, the football braintrust on TSN praises him effusively every time he is onscreen. There is a huge difference between “tough” and “dirty”. The TSN crews don’t seem to get it.

    • George Porge // August 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm //

      “The TSN crews don’t seem to get it.”

      This here is the most head-shaking thing about the whole situation, too. One of the most vocal members of the TSN crew is Dunnigan, who is living the rest of his life with daily headaches and dizzy spells because of injuries he sustained playing football.

      It also makes me cringe to see the Buck Pierce Intact Insurance commercials, because they are making light of a particularly questionable hit on that very same quarterback – who, we might remember, ALSO retired early thanks to head injuries sustained exactly that way.

  16. DONALD LEPPER // August 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm //

    Hebert doesn’t have a brain, needs a big suspension, no pay he is a repeat offender

  17. DONALD LEPPER // August 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm //

    Hebert is an idiot and a dirty player, time to suspend him for a long time, he is a repeat offender

  18. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm //

    The CFL needs less Hebert’s and more Bo Levi Mitchells

  19. Dirtiest player is Brooks from BC. Went at Ray knee last year and Durant knee put them out for period of time. Cheap player.

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