CFL fines Lewis for violating social media policy
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:28PM EST
TORONTO -- The CFL fined Calgary Stampeders slotback Nik Lewis on Wednesday for violating the league's social media policy.
As per league policy, the amount of the fine was not disclosed.
On Tuesday, Lewis tweeted: "I just bought OJ's gloves on eBay. Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole."
He added the hashtag .MaybeALittleToFar.
On Tuesday, the Stampeders said the tweet was inappropriate and that it had been deleted.
According to the CFL's social media policy: "If a player, team employee or league employee uses social media ... in a manner that may bring the CFL into disrepute, including posts that condone harassment, discrimination or violence ... they will be subject to discipline from the commissioner's office."
Last month, the CFL fined B.C. Lions defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell for tweeting a disparaging reference to people of Chinese descent.