Handful of Argos, Redblacks fined for non-football altercation

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Several members of the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts have been disciplined by the CFL for engaging in a non-football altercation during the league’s regular-season finale.

Ottawa strong-side linebacker Douglas Coleman III and defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin IV were both fined for the interaction, as was Toronto receiver Dejon Brissett. Argonauts’ linebacker Brandon Calver was also fined separately for leaving the bench area to engage in an altercation.

Calver was also fined after the two teams met in Week 19, after he was caught on camera delivering a blow to the head of Ottawa receiver Jaelon Acklin pre-game.

Redblacks running back Devonte Williams incurred to only game-play-related fine of the week, receiving punishment for a chop block on Argonauts’ defensive back Robert Priester. Toronto won the game 27-22.

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.