The Canadian Football League has fined Toronto Argonauts head coach Bart Andrus $1,000, and linebacker Zeke Moreno an undisclosed amount for “publicly disparaging” the quality of game officials.
Andrus and Moreno made their comments in the aftermath of Friday’s 26-17 loss to arch-rival Hamilton.
“I’m just saying the stuff is not consistent, game to game, crew to crew,” Andrus said Friday. “What’s a penalty one week isn’t a penalty the next week. There are times when I don’t know what to tell our guys.”
Toronto had already been eliminated from the playoffs, but was hoping to end the season on a high note.
A particularly contentious offside call nullified a 47-yard interception that Moreno had returned for a touchdown.
“I don’t really like to complain about officiating,” said Moreno on Friday. “But there were so many calls in this game that kind of make me wonder how much effort and time these officials put into scouting and watching film.”
Hamilton had mounted a 20-0 lead by halftime and held off a second-half charge by the Argonauts, who saw their record fall to 3-13.