The CFL has lowered the boom on Tyrell Sutton just as he did on a Redblacks defender.
Sutton left tire marks on Ottawa defensive back Corey Tindal in Week 4.
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Spoke to #MikePringle(@cfl all time leading rusher) about this play. He told me if this was a finable offense when he played. And I quote “not only would I have been playing for free, but I would have had to get a second job” # TrueStory #TyrellSutton https://t.co/XcPBiK5QgG
— Milt Stegall (@MiltStegallTSN) July 11, 2018
Sutton was not penalized on the play, but the league fined him for delivering a blow with the crown of his helmet.
In May the CFL changed the definition of spearing to include any situation where a player delivers a blow with his helmet as the initial or primary point of contact. This does not apply to a low running ball carrier.
That widened interpretation has cost Sutton money.