B.C. Lions’ DB Garry Peters planning to appeal one-game suspension, expected to play Friday vs. Riders

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B.C. Lions’ defensive back Garry Peters is planning to appeal his one-game suspension, per source, which would allow him to dress for Friday’s game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Peters was suspended by the CFL for one game on Wednesday for “verbal abuse and unacceptable behaviour towards doping control officers.” Appealing the suspension would allow him to continue playing until an arbitrator completes a review of the suspension and elects whether or not to uphold it.

The 29-year-old defensive back has started all six of B.C.’s games at boundary cornerback this year, recording 15 defensive tackles.

Peters has played in 61 games through five CFL seasons with Edmonton (2016-17) and B.C. (2018-present) and made 220 total tackles, six interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one sack.

The Clemson product went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft before signing with the Carolina Panthers, though he never dressed for a regular season NFL game.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.