The CFL has suspended Redblacks linebacker Kyries Hebert. Again.
Hebert was handed a two-game punishment – his second suspension of the season – after hitting Montreal Alouettes receiver B.J. Cunningham in the “side of his head in a reckless manner,” according to the league.
The CFL announced the suspension Monday morning after CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie held a phone hearing with Hebert and a representative from the Canadian Football League Players’ Association.
Hebert was suspended one game in June after levelling Calgary receiver DaVaris Daniels with a headshot. The play happened in the late stages of the third quarter and the game tied at seven when Daniels went over the middle to catch a pass from Bo Levi Mitchell and was struck by Hebert who led with the crown of his helmet, his elbow extended in an effort to make contact with Daniels’ head.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 29, 2018
This is hardly Hebert’s first offence. He was fined the maximum allowable (which amounts to half his game cheque) last August after a very similar hit on then-Argos quarterback Cody Fajardo. He was ejected and received the maximum fine for a headshot on Calgary’s Jon Cornish that left the Calgary running back with a concussion in 2014.
Hebert is often referred to as the CFL’s dirtiest player and the Cunningham hit is just another example as to why.