CFL's BOG voting on new CBA; Riders' players frustrated

The Canadian Press
6/13/2014 2:12:08 PM
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The CFL's Board of Governors is holding its ratification vote on Friday afternoon, one day after the Players' Association voted in favour of the proposed new collective bargaining agreement.

A league source told TSN that the voting will begin just after 2pm et and the results will be released around 4pm et.

"I think at this point, after everything that has happened, the commissioner and the league just want to get back to football," said the source. "It's time to focus on football. Ask me about football."         

It was unclear which way the players were leaning prior to Thursday's vote. After the league and CFLPA struck a tentative deal on Saturday, many players publicly voiced their displeasure over the terms.

Members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders spoke of their frustrations on Friday, including veterans Darian Durant, Brendon LaBatte and Ricky Foley. According to News Talk 980 in Regina, the trio are calling for change at the top of the Players' Association; Foley calling for the union's executives to resign.

The five-year deal calls for a $5 million salary cap which was below the PA's opening proposal of more than $6 million per year.

The Players' Association also wanted the agreement to be renegotiable after the third year if league revenues increased by more than $18 million, but settled for the league's figure of $27 million.

Darian Durant (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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