Roughriders' Marino suspended a CFL-record four games for conduct vs. Redblacks

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Garrett Marino (92) celebrates after sacking Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Matt Nichols, not shown, during first half CFL football action in Regina on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Kayle Neis/CP)

The CFL has handed Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Garrett Marino three separate suspensions totalling four games for his actions during a win over the Ottawa Redblacks last Friday.

The four-game suspension is the league's most severe total discipline ever implemented for in-game behaviour during one game. ​

The three separate suspensions include a two-game suspension for Marino’s hit on Ottawa quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, a one-game suspension for a verbal comment about Masoli's heritage, and an illegal tackle on a previous play in the game.

Marino was ejected from the game following his hit on Masoli. The Ottawa quarterback had to be carted off the field and was later ruled out for 10-12 weeks due to bone surgery on his leg.

In handing out the suspensions the league cited Marino’s past discipline record as he has already recorded a previous ejection and two fines in 12 CFL career games.

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