Stampeders’ LB Micah Awe fined for high hits on quarterbacks in back-to-back weeks

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Calgary Stampeders’ middle linebacker Micah Awe has incurred a pair of fines for high hits on opposing quarterbacks.

The CFL fined the 29-year-old for a high hit on Ottawa Redblacks’ QB Dustin Crum during the Stampeders’ overtime loss in Week 7. The league also issued additional punishment for an incident that occurred late in their Week 6 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, fining him for a high hit on Mason Fine.

Five other players all received fines for incidents that took place in Week 7, four of which were attributed to high hits. B.C. Lions’ defensive back Quincy Mauger was punished for a blow that injured Saskatchewan receiver Mitch Picton, Redblacks’ linebacker Frankie Griffin was cited for a tackle on Stampeders’ receiver Tommylee Lewis, Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ defensive back Carthell Flowers-Lloyd was fined for a takedown of Toronto’s Javon Leake, and veteran Edmonton Elks’ defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy was dinged for hitting Winnipeg’s Brady Oliveira.

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ left tackle Brandon Council was also punished for an unnecessary hit on Lions’ defensive tackle Nathan Cherry.

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.