The offensive lineman with the Montreal Alouettes Tony Washington has openly criticized the plan to return to the game of the canadian football League (CFL), calling them “scenario crap” the proposal of the circuit.
Engaged in a blitz of negotiations, the CFL and the players Association (AJLCF) were given until July 23 to discuss, according to recent information from the “Journal de Montréal”. This maturity date may be extended if the talks are going well.
Among the items on the table, a salary pro-rata to the games played, however, appears to annoy some players, including Washington.
“This is what I thought…, he started writing Tuesday on his Twitter account. The CFL has waited until the last minute to give us a deadline and decide on a scenario of return of shit. And when we are not in agreement, it’s our fault!”
“For the american recruits, 33 % of the 64 000 $ 21 000 $, 14 000 after tax of $ and 9000 $ after the conversion to u.s. dollars…”
In response to this micromessage, the tackler a defensive Edmonton Eskimos Almondo Sewell added, estimating that the net salary of the players might be even lower when they return to the United States this winter, or if they are released during the season.
“You don’t come back to the house with 9000 $, but rather $ 3,000, and non-guaranteed… I really hope that all the players will take the right decision. If I have to risk my life with this COVID-19 and stay in a hotel for about 105 days, I want my money to be guaranteed and [I want] more than 33 %. This is a joke if you vote to play for it.”
Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the CFL finds itself in financial difficulties. She has also asked for assistance from the federal government to resume its activities.