CFL fines five players from Week 6, including Andrew Harris for role in Banjo Bowl brawl

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The Canadian Football League has issued five fines from Week 6, three of which came in the Banjo Bowl between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ safety Mike Edem was fined for a tourist hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ receiver Nic Demski.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ running back Andrew Harris was fined for grabbing Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive back Christian Campbell’s facemask “in a reckless and unsafe manner.”

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais was fined for his involvement in instigating the altercation between the two teams.

As per league policy, the amounts of the player fines were not disclosed. No players will be suspended for their roles in the brawl.

Two other players were fined for other infractions, both of which came in the battle of Alberta.

Calgary Stampeders’ offensive lineman Justin Lawrence was fined for a chop-block on Edmonton Elks’ defensive lineman Jake Ceresna, while Edmonton Elks’ linebacker Nyles Morgan was fined for kicking Calgary Stampeders’ offensive lineman Bryce Bell.

The CFL also issued a fine to Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Shaquille Richardson for unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 5’s Labour Day Classic.