Messam, the CFL rushing leader, left Calgary’s 27-13 win after being hit by Awe. Messam was falling to the ground in the third quarter when Awe led with the crown of his helmet to deliver a blow to the back of Messam’s head.
There was no flag on the play.
The CFL never reveals the amount of fines it issues, but the maximum a player can be fined is half the amount of his game cheque.
Other fines issued by the league included:
– B.C. running back Chris Rainey for grabbing the facemask of Calgary linebacker Wynton McManis in a reckless and unsafe manner.
– B.C. defensive lineman David Menard for a hit on Calgary defensive lineman Reuben Frank.
– Defensive back Demond Washington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for spitting on an opponent.