Runners release Marino after controversial latest hit against Bombers quarterback


The Saskatchewan Roughriders didn’t wait to see if CFL bad boy Garrett Marino would receive additional league discipline for his latest controversial hit on a quarterback.

Instead, the Riders released the defensive lineman on Tuesday after Marino blindsided Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros late in the fourth quarter of the Labor Day Classic on Sunday.

Marino captured national attention earlier this season when he received a four-game suspension from the Canadian Football League after a reckless hit that injured Ottawa quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.

This suspension marked the longest penalty ever issued for on-play behavior by the league.

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Roughriders Garrett Marino suspended after injuring Redblacks QB Jeremiah Masoli

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Garrett Marino has been suspended for two games for his low kick that injured Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in the 28- 13 from Saskatchewan Friday night.

Marino didn’t take a penalty for his hit on Collaros, but likely would have received additional league discipline on Wednesday.

The American player, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, played 15 games in two years with the Riders.

During that time, he had 22 tackles and five sacks.

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