After the appeal hearing of Callum Crawford’s suspension today, the hearing officer has ruled to uphold Crawford’s one game suspension for the elbowing match penalty he received in the New England Black Wolves 13-11 win over the Toronto on February 24th.
Crawford originally received a major and a game misconduct penalty for a hit he laid on the Rock’s Brad Kri. After review the NLL upgraded Crawford’s major to a match penalty, which result in a one game suspension.
I regards to the game misconduct penalty, the ruling on that is still up in the air. Because it was Crawford’s second game misconduct penalty in two years he should be handed a five game suspension. News coming from the hearing today says that the hearing officer will rule on the additional five game suspension next week.
Crawford will serve the one game suspension this week as the New England Black Wolves will have an away game against the Vancouver Warriors. The lefty forward is a front-runner for the MVP, leading the league in scoring with 81 points (34G/47A).