Burris hit ruled fair

Stamps QB Henry Burris will be out at least a month after injuring his shoulder against the Ticats....

Stamps QB Henry Burris will be out at least a month after injuring his shoulder against the Ticats. (Sun Media/Darren Makowichuk)

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:47 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders received an answer yesterday to whether Zeke Moreno's hit on Henry Burris was late but it came as no relief anyway.

The CFL issued a statement saying there would be no action taken against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker for the incident in Friday's game.

Moreno landed on Burris when the Stamps pivot scrambled out of bounds. The force of collision dislocated Burris' left (non-throwing) shoulder and the quarterback could be out for a month to six weeks.

"The play in question was reviewed by the league office," said the statement. "It was determined that there was no unnecessary roughness and, as a result, supplementary discipline is not warranted."

Burris has yet to make a public comment on the situation but will address the media this morning before the Stampeders hit the practice field in preparation for Saturday's game at B.C.

Akili Smith will run the offence for at least the next two weeks, with second-year Stamps player Barrick Nealy as the backup and newly signed Ben Sankey as the No. 3 man.

President Ted Hellard, who was adamant in looking for answers as to why the play wasn't flagged, refused to talk about the decision yesterday not to hand Moreno disciplinary action. "At this time, we have no comment," Hellard said. "We haven't made a decision yet as an organization. The earliest we will comment is (today)."

Stamps head coach Tom Higgins hadn't yet heard an official word from the league but also deferred comment to today.

"I would like to see what was exactly said," Higgins said. "Everyone is on the same page here in regards to it."


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