Toronto Argonauts’ defensive back Brandon Isaac has been suspended for his team’s final regular-season game for being a serial head hunter.
CFL commissioner Mark Cohon announced the one-game punishment Monday after Isaac delivered an illegal, helmet-to-helmet hit on Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback Darian Durant on Saturday. Durant played the rest of the game and is not expected to miss any action. Isaac was not penalized on the play.
In a news release, the CFL noted Isaac had been previously fined twice this season for illegal hits. One was on Calgary Stampeders’ running back Jon Cornish; the other was on Winnipeg Blue Bombers; quarterback Buck Pierce. That hit left Pierce with a concussion.
Isaac may appeal the suspension but should expect to have it rescinded. B.C. Lions’defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell was given a two-game suspension for wrenching the arm of an Edmonton Eskimos’ offensive lineman. Mitchell’s appeal was denied.
Toronto plays the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday then hosts the East Division semi-final on Nov. 11.