CFLPA investigating league’s sanctions against players under ‘serious allegations’


The CFL Players’ Affiliation says it’s investigating league sanctions against players who’ve not too long ago been the topic of “severe allegations.”

A press release issued by the CFLPA on Wednesday mentioned its position because the players’ union is to “defend the due course of rights of all CFLPA members.

“In that capability, we’re investigating CFL actions against players who’ve been recognized in these instances.”

The assertion didn’t specify which instances the CFLPA was investigating, however the league has not too long ago mentioned it won’t register a contract for launched players Teague Sherman and Jerome Messam after they have been charged with felony offences.

Ottawa police charged Sherman, a former Redblacks defensive again, with two counts of sexual assault on July 18. Messam, a operating again, was launched by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after being charged with voyeurism by Calgary police on July 30.

In each instances, the participant was primarily barred by the league from signing with one other crew. Neither of the alleged offences have been confirmed in courtroom.

“Our concern is that the CFL workplace has subjectively and on a case-by-case foundation imposed sanctions against these players — citing league insurance policies that could be contradictory to the collective bargaining settlement,” the union mentioned.

The CFL has not but responded to a request looking for remark.



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