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Thursday, April 21, 2016

ROUGHRIDERS STATEMENT ON MAURICE PRICE

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have confirmed international receiver Maurice Price has filed retirement papers to the Canadian Football League.
 
"We are surprised and disappointed to hear of Maurice Price's decision to retire. We were given no indication when we acquired Maurice and negotiated a new contract that he may not continue playing," stated Riders General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones. “As a team we will continue to move forward with our free agent camps and work through the CFL Draft. An opportunity has opened up for another player.”

The Riders also confirmed that as per CFL regulations, the trade with the Ottawa Redblacks will stand.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

He did what? He cashed and spent his signing bonus!

Anonymous said...

The silver lining here is that one of the young new receivers will get a shot to be the next star in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

Probably didnt want to play anyway. Better we find out now than later.

Anonymous said...

So he says he is going to play here, gets a signing bonus and then decides he is not going to play. Did he give the bonus back? Wonder if he ever planned on playing here? More money down the drain! Good job we have lots!!

Anonymous said...

The Riders can cover the signing bonus by selling 3 over priced jerseys.

Anonymous said...

What a snake. That cap hit would easily cover the difference on the loss of some of our FA's, #7, #97, #89, etc.
Somebody should answer for this debacle.

Anonymous said...

LMAO, Mo Price took the money and ran! Could it be the first of many?

Anonymous said...

Price knew he wasn't going to play this year but still convinced that rube Jones to give him a contract with a bonus to boot. Looks like someone got schooled in contract negotiations.

Anonymous said...

Smells fishy. . Especially with the red blacks crying foul about compensation this reaks bUT I admire our position to take the high road. Dude sucked mostly anyways. Saved us the time to hopefully cut him and his twitter antics . Good riddance young man and nothing but the best

Anonymous said...

3 team trade.

Schmo’s send Jones to the Riders,Ottawa sends Maas to the schmo’s and the Riders give Ottawa a draft pick to keep the cry babies in plaid happy

Anonymous said...

Water under the bridge.

Anonymous said...

Its very clear that players do not want to play for Jones and Murphy !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mah, talent wise, no big lose.

As far as the bonus money, every team does it to the players. If a player pulled it off against a team, have to say well played sir.

Anonymous said...

What signing bonus? You boneheads the signing was to get Price a longer contract but at a reduced price. He was the number 5 receiver in Ottawa. He wasn't getting any signing bonus. If you want speculation that has no facts. Try this one... as it makes far more sense than a receiver that didn't even hit a 1000 yards the previous season getting a signing bonus. More than likely Price realized with the talent coming in from the mini camp that he was going to remain a number 4 or 5 receiver. His new lower salary contract had a bonus structure to it on performance. Knowing that he was never going to get to any of the performance bonuses with the talent on the team. He decided to retire.
Now if you want any kind of conspiracy theory. That makes far more sense than anything else. The 100% truth in all of that is Jones did in fact get Maurice Price to accept a longer contract but at a more cap friendly amount. That was mentioned on the radio sports shows.

Anonymous said...

Very good point ^^

Anonymous said...

well he’s “No Price” to the Riders now...

Anonymous said...

The Price is WRONG!

Anonymous said...

Lower overall salary doesn't mean no bonus was paid, genius.

Of course he received some money up front.

Anonymous said...

Why do some of you. Especially the jack ass from Alberta think that not paying a player bonus money in 2016 and then releasing them is screwing them? Give your fricken head a shake! The bonus money is a prepayment for their 2016 Season. It's not money that's owed from the previous season. When Chick and Dressler's agents had zero interest in renagotiating their contracts to be more cap friendly. Then it was time to part ways.
What... Some of you think the orginization should pay them their bonus and then release them? Why the hell would you pay someone for their up coming services and then let them go. I don't care what business your in. No one is going to do that.
Last thing I want to say is this. If you are on the EE forum or the Bombers forum and you post anything disrespectful or derogatory towards their team or their fans. You will receive one warning. The second time you are booted off their site. So why don't you do the same thing Rod? Hell even TSN to which you had to post under your screen name became tired of all the crap people were writing. Getting way of the subject matter and turning it into an embarrassing forum. So they cut off comments all together.
It doesn't matter where or what the subject matter is. If you leave it open for people to disrespect each other as well as teams or locations. The Trolls will always come and spew their crap. I sure hope you didn't charge people $150 a head to tell them that a successful web site is one where you leave it open for this kind of behaviour. That would be real disappointing.

Reginald of Regina