Sunday, June 08, 2014

CFL close to securing Kick off to 2014 season

There will apparently be a few CFL veterans less than impressed with how the CFL shows appreciation, but as word broke on Saturday evening, the prospect of a labour disruption to the 2014 season will soon fade from the thoughts of CFL fans.

After a lengthy call session with Player reps from all nine CFL teams, a tentative deal was announced between the CFLPA and the CFL.

Reports out of Toronto suggest that a salary Cap of 5 million dollars was part of the negotiated deal , with an increase to 5.05 million dollars in years to follow. The length of the contract is reported to be six years in total.

The financial aspects of the negotiations were the main sticking point and as word of the deal began to filter out, some members of the CFLPA clearly had thoughts regarding the final numbers that were

The deal is pending a ratification vote  by the CFLPA and Board of Governors.

Official terms of what the two sides have put together won't be released until those votes have been conducted.

The CFL posted word of the tentative agreement to their website late on Saturday night.

The CFLPA did not have any formal announcement to make on their portal in the hours after word of the tentative deal.

Items of note on the tentative deal can be found below.

Globe and Mail-- CFL, CFL Players' Association reach tentative agreement on new deal
TSN-- CFLPA Verbally agrees to tentative CBA; pending votes
Sportsnet-- CFL, CFLPA reach tentative agreement on deal
CBC-- CFL, players association reach tentative deal
Winnipeg Free Press-- CFL, CFLPA reach tentative agreement

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