CFL suspends Argonauts exec Murphy indefinitely for altercation with fans

A football with the CFL logo. (Canadian Press Photo)

The CFL has suspended Toronto Argonauts vice-president of player personnel John Murphy indefinitely following an altercation with fans after Sunday's East final.

The CFL made the decision on Wednesday after investigating Murphy's physical and verbal altercation with fans following the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' win over the Argos at Toronto's BMO Field.

Video has emerged on social media of the confrontation.

The league says its investigation into player altercations with fans continues.

Argonauts players Chris Edwards and Dejon Brissett are seen on other videos engaging physically with a fan dressed in Ticats gear.

Toronto Police said Monday they are investigating what happened after the game.

"At the end of the game, two men allegedly jumped a barricade and were attempting to fight with players," Toronto Police Services said in a statement. "Officers and security quickly intervened and both men are alleged to have been assaultive with staff and police. As a result, both were trespassed from BMO Field and Exhibition Place."

Murphy was hired to work alongside Argonauts GM Michael (Pinball) Clemons in late 2019.

Previously, Murphy worked in front-office roles for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders.

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