Belli fine with doling out cash to kids

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:30 AM ET

Adriano Belli wants the money he forks over in Canadian Football League fines to go to a good cause.

"I have requested a few times that the fine money go to charities," the Argonauts defensive tackle said. "Donate it to my Big Kiss Fund, instead of it going to other things. Let's give it to the kids."

Belli was among seven Argos and five Winnipeg Blue Bombers fined for their actions in a game between the clubs last Saturday.

Belli would say only that he was fined the biggest amount, possibly in the $500-$1,000 range.

The money collected in fines goes to the CFL Players' Association. CFLPA president Stu Laird did not return messages yesterday.

Belli and Bombers quarterback Michael Bishop got in each other's face during the game, but were not involved in a fight in the fourth quarter that saw four players ejected.

"I'm very surprised (with the fine)," said Belli, whose Big Kiss Fund helps support kids at the Hospital for Sick Children. "I just hope the commissioner and whoever decides to give out these fines understands that some stuff that happens is not exactly ... football is not a gentleman's sport. It is not polo."

Into the fire

The Argos plan to go with a couple of rookie cornerbacks in Dovonte Edwards and Sammy Joseph when the Montreal Alouettes visit tomorrow as veterans Willie Middlebrooks (neck) and Jordan Younger (turf toe) are out.

Would Byron Parker have been starting had he not been dealt to Edmonton on Monday?

"I can't answer that," head coach Bart Andrus said.

"I am dealing with the situation that presented itself here. Our young guys, we feel very good about this group. They are the future of our defence."

Receiver P.K. Sam, who has missed two games with a shoulder injury, will return.


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