CFL Blitz: League does right thing in finally banning Argonauts linebacker Brandon Isaac
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
|Argonauts linebacker Brandon Isaac recovers a fumble against the Blue Bombers at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 29, 2012. (FRED GREENSLADE/Reuters)
What’s that old saying? Third time’s a charm?
Maybe Brandon Isaac will change his wicked ways now.
The CFL did the right thing by suspending the Toronto Argonauts linebacker one game for Saturday’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant.
The problem is that game Isaac will miss — as long as he’s not foolish enough to appeal — doesn’t really mean anything to the Argos, who have second place in the East Division locked up.
This is the third time this season Isaac had targeted a player with a high hit, and the first two drew undisclosed fines.
Missing a game cheque hurts Isaac a bit more, but it still isn’t as potentially devastating to the players who absorb these illegal blows.
The Riders are lucky in that Durant wasn’t injured on the play that should have drawn a flag and would allowed them to continue a drive.
The Stamps were lucky that Isaac’s blind shot on running back Jon Cornish back in Week 8 didn’t knock out the star running back.
The Bombers weren’t as lucky when Isaac drilled QB Buck Pierce in the chin, causing him to miss a few weeks with a concussion.
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