CFL fines Bombers, Argos

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

The CFL has brought the hammer down on 12 members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts.

The league yesterday fined seven Argos and five Bombers undisclosed amounts for their roles in on-field incidents that occurred during Saturday's chippy affair at Canad Inns Stadium.

Bombers who got docked were quarterback Michael Bishop, defensive backs Keyuo Craver and Jonathan Hefney, linebacker Siddeeq Shabazz and defensive tackle Dorian Smith.

Argos whose wallets got lightened were Adriano Belli, Kevin Huntley, Jeff Keeping, Zeke Moreno, Rob Murphy, Dominic Picard and Lin-J Shell.

Shabazz, Smith, Murphy and Moreno were all ejected from the game following a bench-clearing brawl early in the fourth quarter.

Winnipeg (4-8) won the critical East Division clash 29-24 to move two points up on Toronto (3-9).

DUDLEY DO WRONG: The Bombers are contemplating sitting wide receiver Dudley Guice Jr. tomorrow night against the Eskimos after he struggled against the Boatmen.

"He's had some busts, some mental lapses, that type of thing, as we've tried to incorporate more motion into what we're doing," head coach Mike Kelly said. "That's not an unusual thing for guys who aren't used to it."

Newcomer Titus Ryan would take Guice's roster spot if the change is made, but it looks like Aaron Hargreaves would get his starting spot.

NEW BLOOD: The Eskimos have been forced to make several changes on defence due to injuries, but Bomber offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte said Edmonton could have something going for it with new players like tackle Jerome Haywood and halfback Anthony Malbrough in the lineup.

"It's tough to say how that's going to affect them," LaBatte said. "There are still guys out there trying to make plays. They change it up, and they're getting guys that are fresh. We're in Week 15 now if you start counting the pre-season games."


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