Redblacks linebacker Hebert suspended one game for hit on Daniels


Ottawa Redblacks' Kyries Hebert, right, slams into Calgary Stampeders' DaVaris Daniels. (Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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.

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