Calgary Stampeders defensive end Chris Casher was ejected for twisting the ankle of Cody Fajardo in the critical Week 18 matchup at McMahon Stadium.
The Riders’ quarterback was sacked by Cordarro Law and Casher proceeded to grasp the ankle and attempt to injure Fajardo. He was kicked out of the game and assessed a 25-yard penalty for the infraction.
Casher didn't twist after the tackle but he didn't let go. Fajardo was on his side post tackle and tried to roll out against the hold. pic.twitter.com/TojraSj2c8
— (Jon)ny Foozball (@jonathanwhudson) October 12, 2019
Casher was acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers earlier in the season. He’s played 13 games recording 26 tackles and five sacks during his rookie year in the CFL.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence was fined for a similar maneuver on Stampeders running back and returner Terry Williams in Week 15.
Simoni Lawrence being Simoni Lawrence (i.e. dirty) and post play trying to do a Khalif Mitchell on the ankle of the RB. pic.twitter.com/QPfcOGeDWU
— (Jon)ny Foozball (@jonathanwhudson) September 15, 2019
Lawrence rolls over bodies on the ground with Williams’ ankle in tow. 3Downnation’s Ryan Ballantine felt it was worthy of a suspension.
From the CFL office:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence was fined for unnecessary roughness at the end of a play on Calgary Stampeders running back Terry Williams.
The league has mandated since the Lawrence incident to punish ankle-twisters more harshly and Casher was the example.