Arbitrator puts off decision on Carter’s suspension appeal

Montreal receiver Duron Carter will be allowed to play when the Alouettes visit the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday night.

Carter had a hearing on Wednesday into his appeal of a one-game suspension for his behaviour in a June 30 game against the Redblacks, but the arbitrator elected to put off announcing the decision.

“The arbitrator has heard the Duron Carter case and is reserving his decision to be released at a later date,” the league said on Twitter. “Until that time, Duron Carter will be eligible to play.”

Carter was suspended following his ejection from the game, in which he bowled over Ottawa coach Rick Campbell while celebrating a third-quarter touchdown. He was also fined by his team and the league.

Carter had made a spectacular grab in the end zone while being nailed with a hit to the head by a defensive back. He walked back to his team’s bench close to Ottawa’s area and bumped into Campbell, who fell over, then walked through the Redblacks players, receiving shoves and at least one punch along the way.

Ottawa’s Jerrell Gavins was also ejected.

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