Throwing ball into stands costly
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency
|Argos defender Kevin Eiben snags Bombers SB Perry Floyd in the first quarter. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency)
TORONTO - Kevin Eiben will be lighter in the pocket.
And it has nothing to do with any comment he uttered or any hit that would merit a fine.
In Eiben’s case, he’ll have to fork over roughly $100, the amount to pay for a football.
During last Saturday’s loss to Winnipeg, Eiben intercepted a Buck Pierce pass near the Argos’ goalline.
In a move that surprised many, the normally reserved Eiben turned to supporters near the Argos’ bench and tossed the football into the stands.
“It was worth it,’’ Eiben said of the money he’ll have to cough up. “Too bad there was a penalty on the play.”
The interception was negated when Ricky Foley was called for a late hit on Pierce, a controversial call that in part led to the CFL fining Foley on Wednesday.
As for his show of emotion, Eiben said he was trying to get the crowd engaged.
“I was excited,’’ he said. “I was trying to get the fans involved, get them hyped up.
“It was spontaneous on my part and sometimes you just never know. I’ll do whatever needs to be done to get the fans involved.”