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Friday, February 9, 2018

CFLPA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION


Statement from the Canadian Football League Players’ Association

Toronto – The following statement addresses recent public concerns related to fair and just treatment of CFLPA players.

“We are aware of the concerns made public by members of our association, and we take them very seriously. We are investigating the circumstances as well as the discussions referenced by the players as they relate to their contracts or any other agreements that may have been in place. Once we are satisfied with the results of the investigation, we will meet with the Commissioner and League office to discuss next steps,” said Brian Ramsay, Executive Director, CFL Players’ Association.

Ramsay continued, “Unlike our players, CFL coaches and management have the benefit of both guaranteed contracts while also being able to seek other opportunities in either the NFL or college, despite having active contracts with the CFL. The CFLPA, as well as our membership, are distressed with this continuing double standard as it relates to how the rules and agreements within our League are applied. We have brought these concerns to the CFL and will ensure that a fair and positive action can be taken to the satisfaction of our membership.”

The CFLPA does not expect to provide any public updates related to these investigations until the results are understood, communicated to all parties and we have agreed upon a fair resolution.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've lost all respect for Ambrosie over the way he's handled this situation.

Tex

Anonymous said...

All those that don't like how things are done can go get real world jobs... cfl should put the hammer down and crush this little uprising at the end of the cba and just lock them out.

Anonymous said...

VANSTONE; Jones and Taman have plenty in common.

VANSTONE so out to lunch all the time LP needs to can his a** for putting that post in media print! How dare he compare Mr. Chris Jones to that elfish clueless clown Ta man.

P*ssed off,
Mr. Tomas Clarks

Anonymous said...

Well, unlike the players, coaches aren't unionized and don't have the same protections and rights to bargaining as players. Asst coaches are usually handed 1 year contracts, while most HC's get multi-year deals. Yes they are guaranteed contracts, but so are the players signing bonus'!

Coaches and GMs are like corporate directors and managers. Guess what, they aren't treated like the "grunts" in a corporate setting either.

Note to players: Your college years are over, welcome to the real world!

People don't wait to serve you at your beckon, like how you may have had it in college or perhaps in the NFL. You are like the majority of blue and white collar workers in society, most of us grow up, take it head on and deal with it.

So the question is: Why are you "the player" so much more special?

@mrt_man said...

DOES ANY SPORTS LEAGUE HAVE GUARANTEED CONTRACTS FOR PLAYERS? WOULDN'T IT DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO GET A CHANCE TO SHOW THEY CAN PLAY?

THIS SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF WHINING ABOUT NOTHING... IF THE NFL COULD COME UP AND PILLAGE TEAMS MID SEASON, IT WOULD TURN THE LEAGUE INTO A JOKE.

IMHO, THESE PLAYERS COME UP WHO THE NFL HAS LARGELY IGNORED, FOR WHATEVER REASON, AND THE CFL GIVES THEM A CHANCE... THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE OUT LIKE THE CFL IS CUTTING THE CLOTHES OFF OF THEIR CHILDREN'S BACKS FOR MAKING THEM PLAY OUT THEIR 2 YEAR DEAL... IN REALITY, THEY LIKELY DIDN'T HAVE ANY REAL NFL OPPORTUNITY BEFORE THE CFL, OR THEY WOULDN'T HAVE COME UP HERE AND SIGNED A 2 YEAR DEAL IN THE FIRST PLACE. IF PLAYING UP HERE HAS LEAD TO GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, THAT'S FANTASTIC! ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND I HOPE THAT ONCE YOUR CONTRACT IS DONE, YOU MAKE BAZILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE NFL. THAT BEING SAID, PLEASE STOP SHITTING IN THE ONLY HAND THAT REACHED OUT TO HELP YOU MAKE A CONTINUED CAREER IN FOOTBALL POSSIBLE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL, THEN GREAT BE GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND PLAY. IF YOU WOULD RATHER GET A JOB DOING SOMETHING ELSE THAT PAYS BETTER, THEN GO DO THAT, BUT PLEASE STOP BITCHING ABOUT IT AS IF IT WASN'T THE PATH YOU CHOSE TO GO DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

PERHAPS THE CFLPA SHOULD WORK ON HELPING THE PLAYERS TO HAVE A CLUE ABOUT HOW THE LEAGUE AND CONTRACTS WORK, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO HELP PLAYERS GET OUT OF THEM.

Anonymous said...

About time. Players have been getting the short end of the stick too often and mgt gets everything guaranteed. Its the players we watch not the staff

Anonymous said...

Notes on my drawings have to be ALL CAPS. But it is hard to read. Sorry, I couldn't finish.
LF

Anonymous said...

@mrt_man,

WHY SO CRANKY BITCHY, CANT HANDLE A REAL CUP OF NABOB COFFEE_ LAY OFF, TRY SOME DECAF SANKA OR BETTER YET, TAKE A MIDO, WE'LL BE THANKFUL YOU DID.

PS,
YOU MAKE NO SENSE YOU RAVING RANTING LUNATIC!

YeaitsFriday

Anonymous said...

Grey Cups won for the Riders: Taman 1, Jones 0.

Anonymous said...

Anon #1, how do you expect him to handle this then?

He's done nothing wrong here. There is a collective bargaining agreement in place and it's pretty cut and dry what it means.

A player is under contract and no matter how much he complains, he is bound by it.

It's up to the players executive team to negotiate a deal that benefits the players and if the players ratify it that is on them.

I think that unfortunately they have some bad deals in it but they are one more season away from being able to try and get a better players agreement.

The NFL honours the contracts of the CFL so be mad at them then.

Ambrosie was hired by the owners and not the players so he will tend to favour the owners as that is to whom he answers to.

Just my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Turns out Butler and Wilder may be full of _ _ it.

Jim Barker has come out and stated that he nor his asst's ever promised an early exit to either player.

Sounds like this is just a ploy to get a new deal or to get released so they can get a better contract elsewhere in the CFL. Its manipulative stuff like this that hurts the CFLPA's bargaining position on issues such as this.....