BC Lions defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell will appeal his two-game suspension for hyperextending the arm of Eskimos offensive lineman Simeon Rottier last Friday.
The league announced the appeal won't take place until the week of August 6, and that they've agreed to stay the suspension until the conclusion of the appeal, meaning Mitchell is eligible to play until the appeal decision is announced.
Mitchell will be able to suit up for the Lions' next two games - July 28 at Calgary and August 6 in Toronto.
The league originally announced the disciplinary action Monday evening after CFL commissioner Mark Cohon held a hearing via telephone with Mitchell and a representative of the CFL Players' Association.
In a team release, the Lions said they would respect the appeal process with the league.
"The BC Lions Football Club will respect the suspension appeal process between the CFL Players Association (CFLPA), Khalif Mitchell and the Canadian Football League and there will be no further comment from players, coaches or club personnel until the prescribed process described by the CFL has been carried out."