Ticats LB Simoni Lawrence undergoes suspension hearing; lasts nearly 12 hours

Ticats linebacker Simoni Lawrence had his appeal hearing Tuesday, July 9 for a suspension handed down due to the head shot put on Riders quarterback Zach Collaros in Week 1.

“It’s a process and I’m just going to let it play out. I’m going to stay positive. However I feel, whatever I feel I’m not going to say anything,” Lawrence said.

“I got there about 8:45 a.m. and left at 7:30 p.m. – it was a long day. They gave us breaks. It’s something that I don’t want to ever do again. The league’s the league, the CFL is the CFL, they’ll do anything.”

Lawrence was suspended two games by commissioner Randy Ambrosie and Saskatchewan placed Collaros on the six-game injured list following the incident. Ambrosie was deeply disappointed Lawrence appealed the decision and the CFLPA responded to the misleading statement from the commish.

And now we await a final call as to whether the initial punishment will stand up or be reduced.

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