Gott-cha! CFL bans use of alcohol, drugs in celebrations – CANOE

Jon Gott’s beer-guzzling touchdown celebration may have gone viral, with millions and millions of social media views – but it probably won’t happen again.

Following a touchdown run by teammate Mossis Madu Jr. Friday night, Gott, an Ottawa Redblacks offensive linemen, went into the Subaru Log Cabin beyond the TD Place end zone, grabbed a tallboy can of Mill Street Organic beer from his girlfriend Nicole Hilstob, and in an epic moment chugged it through his helmet.

Gott was not fined, but Monday the CFL amended its policy on on-field celebrations to prohibit the use of alcohol or drugs and the mimicking of the use of alcohol or drugs.

A statement from the CFL said: “Football is a game and for our fans it is a source of entertainment. It should be fun. That is why we amended our on-field celebration policy this year to, among other things, allow the use of props. When a player celebrated a touchdown this weekend by drinking a fan’s beer, he was acting within that policy and no discipline was mandated.

“However, the situation prompted several discussions with our clubs which indicated concern there is a risk that repeated celebrations featuring alcohol, or for that matter drugs, could send the wrong signal about our players, especially to young and impressionable fans.

“To put it simply, to have this happen once may, for many people at least, have been fun and even funny. But to have it happen again and again, and possibly include other substances, was not in the best interests of the CFL or the communities it calls home.”

The video of Gott chugging the beer certainly got the CFL plenty of attention, much of it from people who knew nothing about the league. The video led off ESPN’s Sports Center south of

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