Started by theaardvark, March 04, 2022, 05:12:22 PM
Quote from: the paw on March 04, 2022, 06:23:58 PMIt is probably the club's position that the player should have approached them with the issue before signing with USFL. They help guys with passport and border issues all the time, there was probably a good chance he could have got a waiver of some kind, particularly if the club was willing to make direct remittances for child support (for example). It the situation was unresolvable, they probably would have released him. Jones just jumped the gun.
Quote from: Blue In BC on March 04, 2022, 08:39:20 PMUSFL TC starts in a couple of weeks and is their season is nearly over by the time the CFL goes to TC.
Quote from: the paw on March 05, 2022, 02:41:20 AMThe clubs position will be that if they can resolve his issue, he will make more in the CFL, so it won't matter if he misses the USFL season.
Quote from: TBURGESS on March 05, 2022, 02:50:40 PMAs I understand it. He signed a CFL contract, which made him ineligible to sign a USFL contract. Jones ignored the rules and signed the USFL contract . (Players must sign a USFL contract to be eligible to be in their draft.) Now he's blaming the Stamps for his mistake. Calgary isn't going to let him out of his contract, and they shouldn't.
Quote from: Blue In BC on March 05, 2022, 02:09:54 PMNot true. USFL roster players earn about $75K cad for a shorter 10 game season. Since he got drafted, he probably does make the roster. Coming to the CFL he's one of dozens of TC fodder that don't make it past the 1st cut.Essentially he has a better chance of making the roster in the USFL.
Quote from: the paw on March 05, 2022, 03:53:00 PMAccording to this link, if he makes the roster (which is no more guaranteed than him making a CFL roster based on a signed contract), he will make $45k USD. Which converts to $57k CDN. Still below the CFL minimum.And that doesn?t even take into account the relative financial stability of the two leagues.
Quote from: Blue In BC on March 05, 2022, 04:27:06 PMOk, that's less than I read somewhere. It's still for only 10 games instead of 18 in the CFL.Were there any other players that signed in the USFL that had signed CFL contracts earlier?
Quote from: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 06:04:15 PMPretty sure there were some players from the XFL that ended up in Canada after it folded, and I am sure that there will be players from the USFL that don't get the NFL sniff and join the CFL mid season. There are always injury situations where we need to airlift in players, it will be interesting to see what the scope of USFL contracts are, do they continue to a USFL free agent period that will prevent players from signing in the CFL... I know the contracts obviously have an NFL out after the season regardless what the term is, but do they have a CFL out after the season?