Stamps' Judge suspended 1 game for punching Lions' Whitehead
Calgary Stampeders linebacker Cameron Judge was suspended one game Tuesday for violating the CFL's player code of conduct by punching BC Lions receiver Lucky Whitehead on the field after Saturday's game.
Whitehead wasn't at BC's team facility Monday due to an injury he's believed to have suffered in the scuffle, according to TSN, which followed a 31-29 overtime Lions win.
The Lions wideout reportedly drew the ire of Calgary players by making comments throughout the game about Judge's family, according to Danny Austin of the Calgary Sun. It's unclear if the league will take action against Whitehead for breaching the code of conduct with derogatory remarks.
After the dustup, he accused Judge of sucker-punching him.
Lions players reportedly tried to reach the Stampeders locker room following the game, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji, and police confirmed there was a verbal confrontation in the parking lot at McMahon Stadium.
"Police were on scene and kept the two sides separate," Calgary police said in a statement Tuesday, according to TSN. "There was no physical altercation, no criminal allegations were made, and no charges were laid. We are not investigating the altercation."
Meanwhile, the suspension means Judge will miss the rematch between the Stamps and Lions on Saturday at BC Place. The 27-year-old defender has recorded 64 tackles, one interception, and three sacks in his first season with the Stampeders.
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