Update on Alex Brink hit

- August 7th, 2012

The CFL usually dishes out its supplemental discipline on Wednesday, but don’t expect to hear anything about Alouettes linebacker Rod Davis tomorrow.

CFL spokesman Olivier Poulin said Tuesday that the bye week will delay Davis’ hearing.

“We won’t be making any comments because the review process just started, and even though we are trying to go as fast as we can this one will take a bit longer than usual,” Poulin wrote in an e-mail. “Under our CBA, players have a right to a hearing, and that takes extra time to arrange with teams on their bye week.”

Davis could be anywhere in North America, so it sounds like this could even drag into next week, although I’m guessing the Alouettes would like to know as soon as possible if he’s going to be suspended.

Davis corked Brink with a nasty helmet-to-helmet hit in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Canad Inns Stadium, won 36-26 by the Alouettes. There was no flag on the play.

Head coach Paul LaPolice said Tuesday night on his weekly CJOB radio show that referee Murray Clarke, who watched the play right in front of him, will face discipline from the league for missing the call.

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  1. Chad says:

    this hit should be used as an example of what not to do. this entire scenario should be used as example of how to deal with players who are playing dirty and also of how a referee should be dealt with when blatantly ignoring a huge call. The fact that the penalty may have gotten the blue a TD is not even brought up. I am sick and tired of the officiating all over the CFL. Completely unfair in every way.

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