Edmonton Elks’ LB Nyles Morgan fined for two separate incidents against Hamilton

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The CFL has fined Edmonton Elks’ linebacker Nyles Morgan for two separate incidents following the club’s 37-29 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this past week.

The 26-year-old was fined for a high hit on Hamilton quarterback Matthew Shiltz as well as unnecessary roughness on Hamilton receiver Duke Williams. This marks the first time this season that the CFL has fined a player twice for incidents stemming from the same game.

Morgan will not play for the Elks this week as he has been added to the six-game injured list due to a chest injury he sustained in practice.

Defensive lineman Noah Curtis, Morgan’s teammate, was also fined for a high hit on Shiltz, while Calgary Stampeders’ defensive back Tre Roberson was fined for a high hit on Saskatchewan receiver Kendall Watson.

As per league policy, the amounts of the fines were not disclosed. The maximum possible fine under the league’s collective bargaining agreement is equal to one-half of a player’s game cheque.