Eskimos LB Rennie Curran fined for helmet-on-helmet hit on fellow former Georgia Bulldog Terrence Edwards

Rennie Curran tackles Bombers quarterback Justin Goltz at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Sept....

Rennie Curran tackles Bombers quarterback Justin Goltz at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Sept. 14 2013. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:06 PM ET

EDMONTON - All too often, it’s dog eat dog in the world of pro football.

At least former Dawgs, in this case.

In their last game, Edmonton Eskimos linebacker Rennie Curran laid a hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver and fellow Georgia Bulldogs product Terrence Edwards.

The CFL ruled it was a dangerous hit to the head, fining Curran on Tuesday. While league policy is not to disclose the amounts of fines, they are normally within the $250-$750 range, depending on severity.

But the Sun has learned Curran was fined $1,000, despite it being the CFL rookie’s first offence.

“I thought the penalty was kind of harsh, but hopefully we can appeal it and change their mind,” said Curran, who has proven his worth playing in place of the injured J.C. Sherritt. “We did send them evidence that he did kind of duck when he caught the ball, which did put me in that head zone.

“If he would have stayed up and just caught it, I would have been in the right area.”


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