CFL fines Redblacks’ offensive linemen Dino Boyd, Cyrille Hogan-Saindon for unnecessary roughness against Roughriders

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The Canadian Football League has fined a pair of Ottawa Redblacks’ offensive linemen for incidents of rough play that preceded Saskatchewan defensive tackle Garrett Marino’s now infamous illegal hit on quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.

Left guard Cyrille Hogan-Saindon was fined for unnecessary roughness on Roughriders’ linebacker Darnell Sankey, while right tackle Dino Boyd was fined for a late hit on defensive lineman Pete Robertson.

Robertson was injured on the hit from Boyd and is expected to miss four to five weeks. That incident allegedly prompted retaliation from Saskatchewan, with Marino taking a run a Boyd on the next play and later delivering a late, low hit to Masoli which earned an ejection.

Masoli will miss the next ten to twelve weeks with injury, while Marino has been suspended for a total of four games: two for the hit on Masoli, one for the attempted hit on Boyd, and one for making verbal comments about Masoli’s heritage.

As per league policy, the amount of the fines administered to the two Redblacks was not disclosed.