TORONTO — The Canadian Football League has suspended Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Kyries Hebert for one game for a hit on Calgary receiver DaVaris Daniels.
The incident occurred in Calgary’s 24-14 home win over Ottawa on Thursday.
Hebert launched himself into the air and led with the crown of his helmet in the offending hit while Daniels was in a defenceless position.
The discipline comes after CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie held a hearing with Hebert and a representative of the Canadian Football League Players’ Association via telephone.
"As a league and a leader in football, we need to eliminate these type of hits from the game," Ambrosie said in a statement. "A play like this puts unnecessary risk to a player’s safety and has no place in the game."
The ban is effective immediately, meaning Hebert will be unavailable for Ottawa’s July 6 game at Montreal.