The Canadian Football League has initiated it’s review of Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Garrett Marino’s low hit on Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli for a possible suspension, CFL Communications tweeted on Saturday night.
The incident occurred late in the fourth quarter of the Roughriders’ 28-13 victory over the Redblacks on Friday night where Masoli had to be helped off the field.
Tempers flared when Marino celebrated the hit, which led to a confrontation between the two teams on the field.
“We’re better than that… I’m not saying saying it’s a good play because Masoli got hurt and that’s unacceptable,” Roughriders receiver Duke Williams told reporters after the game. “We don’t condone that, he’s got to go back home to his family. But at the end of the day, that’s my teammate and I’ve got his back no matter what. I’m going [to] tell him right from wrong because that’s my job.”
The Redblacks did not immediately provide an update on Masoli but the early prognosis on the injury is not good, according to Lalji.