Kyries Hebert suspended two games, reinforces reputation as game’s dirtiest player

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.

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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.

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.

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