CFL officials could choose to discipline Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive tackle Scott Schultz today after reviewing film of his helmet-on-helmet hit against Toronto quarterback Spurgon Wynn.
Schultz decked Wynn on the final play of the first half Saturday at Taylor Field, a jolt that sent the QB's helmet flying, although the play was not penalized.
The Roughriders host the Calgary Stampeders Saturday night and a suspension would obviously affect that game.
Wynn lay on the rock-hard artificial turf for 20 minutes before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to a Regina hospital.
X-rays were negative but Wynn's status is uncertain for Saturday's game against B.C.
Schultz isn't considered a dirty player and reportedly chatted with Argos coach Pinball Clemons about the hit after the game.
The CFL rulebook states officials are instructed to have no tolerance whatsoever for unnecessary roughness. A blow to a quarterback above the shoulders is considered roughing the passer and game officials obviously dropped the ball by not penalizing Schultz on the play.
That said, Wynn should be warned. When playing behind the Double Blue's pitiful o-line, which has allowed a league-high 20 sacks this season, you should be sure to have your chin strap buckled down tight.
HAMSTRUNG: Saskatchewan Roughriders LB Jackie Mitchell and FB Neal Hughes both suffered hamstring injuries in Saturday's 26-23 loss to the Argonauts.
Neither participated in a run-down Sunday making them questionable for Saturday's game against the Stampeders at Taylor Field.
Mitchell was injured while chasing Argonauts receiver Arland Bruce during a 94-yard play in the second half.
Defensive tackle Nate Davis (knee) sat out the Argos game but is expected to return against the Stampeders and is a key component to that team's run defence.
IN AWE OF AVERAGES: CFL rushing champ Charles Roberts trails Stamps workhorse Joffrey Reynolds by 90 yards in this season's race but one crucial stat leaves them miles apart.
While Roberts is still within striking distance, his per-carry average of just 4.5 yards can't compare to Reynolds' 7.3-yard average, easily the league's highest total per gain.
COMMISH McKENNA?: Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna's name has been added to the growing list of potential candidates for CFL commissioner to replace outgoing boss Tom Wright. As reported by the Calgary Sun's Ian Busby on the weekend, former Saskatchewan Roughriders safety and current TSN colour man Glen Suitor is also interested.
RICKY UNDER KNIFE: Toronto Argonauts running back Ricky Williams underwent surgery Sunday night to patch the broken radius bone in his left arm.
Williams suffered the injury Saturday in Regina on an innocent looking play in which he slipped and fell while carrying the ball.
He broke his arm while reaching out with his free hand to break the fall. The Argos insist Williams will play again this season, perhaps as early as Labour Day weekend.
BASHIR TIES COACH: Bashir Levingston tied Pinball Clemons' Argos record club with his eighth career punt return TD.