September 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Updated: September 11, 2019 6:37 pm

Riders’ Micah Johnson fined for Banjo Bowl hit on Blue Bombers QB Chris Streveler

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' quarterback Chris Streveler (17) is wrapped up by Saskatchewan Roughriders' Micah Johnson (2) during first quarter CFL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, September 7, 2019.


A member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders was disciplined on Wednesday for his actions in the Banjo Bowl.

Riders defensive lineman Micah Johnson was fined by the CFL for his high hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler.

Story continues below

READ MORE: QB Chris Streveler leads Blue Bombers over Roughriders to maintain first in West

As per CFL policy, the amount of the fine was undisclosed.

The hit happened in the first quarter of the Bombers’ lopsided 35-10 victory. Johnson made contact with Streveler’s helmet while trying to take down the Bombers quarterback.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan Roughriders sign three-time all-star DT Micah Johnson

Johnson was called for a roughing the passer penalty on the play which led to a Blue Bombers’ touchdown later on that same drive.

The only other fine from week 13 was given to Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Monshadrik Hunter who was docked for a high hit on Calgary Stampeders receiver Colton Hunchak.

Subscribe now to the Blue Bombers Podcast on Apple Podcast or Google Play

WATCH: Blue Bombers QB Chris Streveler speaks to reporters

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.