Belli fined for rough play in Argos' Grey Cup win
Toronto Argonauts' Adriano Belli and centre Jeff Keeping kiss while holding the cup as they celebrate after winning the 100th CFL Grey Cup on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Toronto. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, November 30, 2012 2:38PM EST
TORONTO - Adriano Belli is getting a retirement gift from the CFL -- and he won't like it.
The league announced Friday that the recently retired Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman will be fined an undisclosed amount for rough play during the 100th Grey Cup.
Belli was ejected in the third quarter of the Argonauts' 35-22 win over Calgary last Sunday for grabbing and twisting the arm of Calgary centre Jon Gott.
That was essentially the end of Belli's career. He came out of retirement during the season to help shore up the Argos' defence and hung up his cleats again after the Grey Cup.
Belli's roughness wasn't limited to the Stampeders' offensive line. He also broke the Grey Cup during the Argos' victory celebration.