Laval DB gets three-game suspension for head shot in Dunsmore Cup

Following a request to review an incident that occurred in the last moments of the first half of the Dunsmore Cup involving the University of Montreal and Laval University, the RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) made a decision to discipline in response to the request of the Carabins.

On one hand, it should be remembered that Montreal alleged, in a request for review filed Monday afternoon, that on one occasion during the November 11 game, a student-athlete from the Rouge et Or Kevin McGee committed a dangerous tackle to the head of Khalil Kerr of the Carabins. Given the seriousness of the request, the conference analyzed all the supporting documents of the two parties concerned in order to make an informed decision.

Thus, after consulting the complementary video and written reports concerning student-athletes McGee and Kerr, the RSEQ’s university football league commissioner decided that Montreal’s application was retained for revision.

Excessive roughness was ruled on the play leading to disqualification, and now a suspension. The hit was directed directly at the head and considered as an attempt to wound. In accordance with article 19.5.4 of the RSEQ University Regulations, this entails a suspension, and since this action is a recurrence following an incident on September 28 involving Concordia University Stinger James Tyrell, that entails longer suspension, which means a three-game suspension was given to McGee. It begins from the Mitchell Cup game on November 18 in accordance with USports Regulation 90.60.5A.

“The RSEQ is concerned about the safety and health of all student-athletes in its conference. The regulations on the football field are the responsibility of the Football Quebec Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport (MELS),” says Gustave Roel, President and CEO of RSEQ.