Appeal Denied – Edwards Will Not Play

May 10, 2012

Toronto – The Toronto Rock have just been informed that defender Damon Edwards will not play this evening as a result of an arbitrator denying the Professional Lacrosse Players Association‘s (PLPA) appeal of the one-game suspension handed down by the NLL earlier in the week.

Edwards was suspended by the NLL on Tuesday following the review of an Edwards check on Buffalo’s Ian Llord in the final seconds of the first quarter during last Saturday’s playoff game against the Bandits.

There was no penalty assessed on the play, however the NLL handed out a match penalty for boarding and a game misconduct upon review of the game film.  The boarding match penalty results in an automatic one-game suspension.

The PLPA launched an appeal immediately.  The hearing took place on Friday afternoon via conference call and the decision came down just before 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

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