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TORONTO — It seems Duron Carter's football future is tied to just how quickly the CFL and its players can agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The two sides have yet to hold their first bargaining session. The current agreement is scheduled to expire in May.
The colourful receiver is scheduled to become a CFL free agent Feb. 12. Carter took to social media Thursday to say if the league and CFL Players' Association don't agree on a deal before the start of free agency, he's finished playing football.
"Yeah man it was fun while it lasted.. if free agency hits in Feb. and we still don't have a CBA I'm done!" Carter tweeted. "I suggest all CFL players get their finances together because the PA or the league don't care! I'm not being caught in the Deja Vu on last CBA negotiations!!"
The six-foot-five, 205-pound Carter split the '18 season between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts. Carter finished with a combined 18 catches for 230 yards and two TDs in 10 regular-season contest, all career lows.
Over five CFL seasons with Montreal, Saskatchewan and Toronto, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter has 276 catches for 4,150 catches and 27 TDs.
When asked if he'd be returning to Toronto in 2019, Carter remained non-commital.
"I don't know if any1 wants me... about to start my rap career," he tweeted.
And how about the upstart American Alliance of Football, an American-based league scheduled to begin play next month?
"I think I'm still good enough to skip the minors and that’s a drastic pay drop for a non guaranteed contract," he tweeted.