The CFL has suspended Calgary Stampeders’ linebacker Cameron Judge one game for punching B.C. Lions’ receiver Lucky Whitehead on the field this past Saturday.
The incident led to a postgame altercation between the two teams as, according to eyewitness accounts, a number of B.C. players made their way to Calgary’s locker room exit after the game. Players from both teams were seen shouting at each other in the parking lot and had to be separated by police.
B.C. linebacker Bo Lokombo alleged in a tweet that Judge had sucker-punched a member of his team on the field, which sparked the incident. 3DownNation reporter Ryan Ballantine was on the scene during the parking lot altercation and confirmed Whitehead was present.
The star receiver might be disappointed with the suspension as he took to Twitter following the altercation indicating his desire for Judge to play in the upcoming rematch between the two teams set for Saturday, Sept. 24 at BC Place Stadium.
“And I Pray he travels next week! Cause he could’ve said something at halftime when we have to cross paths to go into the locker room! You Hit me then run into you locker room! Don’t talk [expletive] on the field if you can’t handle it,” Whitehead tweeted.
Postmedia’s Danny Austin reported that the punch was preceded by disparaging comments Whitehead made towards Judge’s family.
The Lions defeated the Stampeders 31-29 in overtime at McMahon Stadium to maintain their grip on second place in the West Division this past week. Whitehead made four catches for 24 yards, while Judge had nine tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.