Arbitrator rejects Duron Carter’s appeal of one game suspension

An independent arbitrator has rejected receiver Duron Carter’s appeal of the one-game suspension he received for bumping into Ottawa Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell during a game earlier this season.

The CFL announced the arbitrator’s decision Monday.

The league suspended Carter for one game following the incident in Ottawa’s 28-13 win over Montreal on June 30. But the Montreal receiver appealed the ruling, making him eligible to continue playing until the arbitrator rendered a decision.

Carter was hit hard making a TD grab in the third quarter of the contest. As he walked by the Ottawa bench, he bumped into Campbell, knocking him over.

The Alouettes fined Carter, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame player Cris Carter, for the incident.

Carter, Montreal’s receiving leader with 46 catches for 717 yards and five TDs, won’t play Thursday night when the Alouettes host Ottawa.

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