CFL fines Ticats’ DL Ja’Gared Davis for high hit on McLeod Bethel-Thompson

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The Canadian Football League has fined Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis for a high hit on Toronto Argonauts’ quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the league announced on Thursday.

The league indicated to 3DownNation that Davis was flagged on play No. 124, which was a five-yard running play for the Argos.

Davis was penalized for roughing the passer in the fourth quarter after Toronto successfully challenged for the call. The penalty was costly as it negated an interception by Kameron Kelly that would have ended a Toronto that eventually ended in a touchdown.

The pass-rusher recorded five tackles and a sack in his team’s loss to the Toronto Argonauts at Tim Hortons Field on Monday.

The 31-year-old has recorded 26 tackles and four sacks this season from his defensive end spot. He was named an East Division all-star in 2019 after making 55 total tackles, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his first season with the Ticats.

The league also fined Saskatchewan Roughriders’ running back Kienan LaFrance for spearing Calgary Stampeders’ returner Malik Henry.