CFL looking to broaden replay after playoff mistake

Ticats' Evan McCollough breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Duron Carter late in the East...

Ticats' Evan McCollough breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Duron Carter late in the East semifinal at Guelph. The Als say it was pass interference and replay might have proved them right. (Reuters)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:27 PM ET

It will provide little solace to the Montreal Alouettes and their fans, but the CFL is talking about the possibility of using instant replay for judgment calls.

The league’s new vice-president of officiating, Glen Johnson, said replay and player safety will be the two key areas the CFL rules committee will focus on in 2014.

The Alouettes were peeved at the end of their East Division semifinal loss against Hamilton, when they felt a pass interference penalty should have been called on the Tiger-Cats when Evan McCollough made contact with Duron Carter in the end zone before the ball arrived. Later in the week the CFL told The Gazette it should have been a pass interference penalty.

Those are the kinds of calls that might get a second look if replay is expanded. It’s just talk right now, but it’s definitely worth the discussion. There’s nothing worse than a blown call at the end of a playoff game.


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