(Photo Courtesy of Premier Lacrosse League)
On Wednesday afternoon, The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced that Redwoods LC’ Garrett Epple had been handed a one-game suspension and a fine as a result of the incident with Chrome LC’s Matt Gaudet in Tuesday’s contest.
Epple, an LSM, served two one-minute penalties but was not ejected from the game after hitting Gaudet and throwing two crosschecks against to his head while he was down on the ground. Epple can appeal the suspension, but has announced in a statement that he will not.
Suspend Epple. @PremierLacrosseThat being said, everyone knew Gaudet had this coming. If you wanna shut him up, maybe stop the @PLLChrome offense pic.twitter.com/xNcTTaQxxq — The Hound (iPhone 11) (@TheHoundIsReal) July 29, 2020
The Redwoods’ next game is Wednesday night at 11 p.m. against Chaos LC, which Epple will have to sit out.
“I let my team down by not being able to compete tonight but in my view a one game suspension is warranted,” Epple said in a statement posted to Instagram. “I recognize and accept the consequences of my actions.”
Last night’s incident was not the first between these two clubs that resulted in a suspension. Last season, Chrome goalie Brett Queener was suspended after a hit he put in Redwoods attackman Jules Heningburg.