The Canadian Football League has suspended Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Chris Edwards for six games, the league announced in a release.
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Chris Edwards has been suspended for six games for his role in a fan altercation following the Eastern Final on Sunday, December 5. The suspension will commence in the first regular season game for which Edwards is eligible.
Video surfaced following the East Final of Argonauts players allegedly climbing into the stands to engage with fans.
WATCH: Things got heated at the Toronto Argos VS. Hamilton Tiger Cats game earlier after a Ticats fan allegedly spit his beer into a players face. pic.twitter.com/PPTjzukmAG
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The video allegedly showed Edwards in the stands with teammates climbing up to join him. Canadian receiver Dejon Brissett appeared to speak to Edwards in an attempt to calm him before a fan, wearing a Ticats flag as a cape, appeared to shove him.
Punches appear to have been exchanged as Edwards retreated before Brissett appeared to pin the fan to the wall as security arrived.
Edwards started all fourteen games for the Argos in 2021, recording 37 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, three sacks, three interceptions, and two touchdowns. He was named a CFL all-star at strong-side linebacker for the first time in his career, helping Toronto finish atop the East Division at 9-5.
The 28-year-old is under contract for the 2022 season, which means he will be forced to miss the first third of the campaign if Toronto chooses to keep him on the roster.