We are aware of serious allegations related to a few CFLPA members that have resulted in police charges, investigations or court processes. Our role as the union is to protect the due process rights of all CFLPA members. In that capacity, we are investigating CFL actions against players who have been identified in these cases. Our concern is that the CFL office has subjectively and on a case-by-case basis imposed sanctions against these players – citing league policies that may be contradictory to the collective bargaining agreement.
We acknowledge the seriousness of the circumstances involving a few of our members, and are reminded that CFL players past and present have worked hard to move forward community initiatives that include ending bullying and violence against women.