CFL: Ottawa Redblacks QB Jeremiah Masoli releases statement in wake of Garrett Marino game suspensions

Ottawa Redblacks’ quarterback Jeremiah Masoli issued a statement on his Twitter account Tuesday criticizing the actions of Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive tackle Garrett Marino and the comments made by Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson in the aftermath of Marino’s illegal hit and behavior this past weekend at Mosaic Stadium.

Masoli suffered a lower body injury which is expected to keep him out of the lineup for two to three months.

The CFL has imposed three separate suspensions totaling four games on Marino. The three separate suspensions as described below are to run consecutively:

  • A two-game suspension for Marino’s dangerous and reckless low hit on Ottawa quarterback Jeremiah Masoli on play #123, which resulted in serious injury and Marino’s ejection from the game, and for Marino’s subsequent celebration;
  • A one-game suspension for verbal comments Marino made about Masoli’s heritage during the game, which clearly violates our Code of Conduct.
  • A one-game suspension for Marino’s illegal and reckless tackle of an Ottawa offensive lineman on a previous play.


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