Friday, April 28, 2017

Riders & Lions Handed Fines; All Teams Under Salary Cap

The Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club have been fined $31,500 for two By-Law violations which included players attending practice while on the CFL suspension list and violations related to the recruitment of a junior player.

The CFL has also fined Chris Jones $5,000 for meeting with Johnny Manziel’s publicist, which constitutes tampering and is in violation of CFL By-Laws. Based on evidence to date, there is nothing that concludes that Saskatchewan held any workouts involving Mr. Manziel.

The BC Lions Football Club have been fined $2,500 for violating the CFL’s Constitution as it relates to matters concerning the contract of Adam Bighill.

An extensive audit process has confirmed that all nine teams were under the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Salary Expenditure Cap for the 2016 season, the CFL announced today.
The salary cap for the 2016 season was $5.1 million.

The system’s review process includes detailed field audits of all nine clubs. Teams are also required to provide regular updates on compensation levels at the six-game, 12-game and 18-game points of the season.

The salary cap for the 2017 season is $5.15 million.

Under the provisions set by the League’s Board of Governors, teams that exceed the salary cap are fined; in some cases, teams can also lose multiple draft selections.  
As no team exceeded the cap in 2016, the order for the 2017 CFL Draft on May 7 is not affected. The draft order for the first round remains (barring trades) in this order:
1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers via Toronto
2. Saskatchewan Roughriders
3. BC Lions via Montreal
4. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
5. Edmonton Eskimos
6. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
7. BC Lions
8. Calgary Stampeders



Anonymous said...

That's five fines totaling $116,500 since Jones took over in Dec '15.

I guess we should all go to 'The Rider Store' and support the outfit.

Anonymous said...

The circus continues!

Anonymous said...

What's the overall tally now?

Mitchell Blair said...

According to Lawless, 116 grand!

Anonymous said...

Lawless has it right - Jones has been a disaster both on the field and off
One more mistake and he is FIRED!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rob Vanstone has a heck of a good write-up on Chris Jones in the Leader Post. I normally find RV lacking conviction because he tries to be nice and toe the party line. He didn't this time, I'd say he's had a belly full of Chris Jones and I wholeheartedly agree.


Anonymous said...

Maybe we could let Ottawa have the name Rough Riders. We could be called the Saskatchewan OUTLAWS and use Ottawa's hockey uniforms that have the big "O" on the chest.

Anonymous said...

At least there's no black out of comments on this site about this issue.