Kudos to the Canadian Football League.
On Tuesday the CFL announced that RedBlacks defensive back Jonathan Rose will be suspended for Sunday’s Grey Cup game.
Rose made contact with Rose, and in doing so knocked down, Back Judge Jocelyn Paul during a sideline altercation during last weekend’s east division final against the Tiger-Cats.
Just prior to Rose’s inexcusable actions, the Ottawa DB unnecessarily body slammed Tiger-Cats receiver Bralon Addison to the ground well after both players were off the field of play.
I’ll admit that when I saw the incident live I thought that Rose should be suspended, but predicted he wouldn’t be forced to sit out of the Grey Cup game.
I was wrong.
The Canadian Football League has stepped up.
It’s unfortunate that fans won’t see a talented player who has been in the CFL for three years and had five interceptions in the regular season play in the championship game.
However, the CFL has done the right thing in disciplining a player whose actions after one play showed little respect to those who officiate.