“The language of the MOU has now been agreed and exactly what we have communicated to you before,” the CFLPA statement to the players said. “We are now ready to sign the interim collective agreement and move forward with our unanimous agreement.” The CFL is also expected to reach an agreement with broadcasting partner TSN. Several media outlets reported Saturday that the CFL and CFL were to hold a conference call to clear up a misunderstanding in the memorandum of understanding agreed Wednesday. The report is that the NFL actually said no to this agreement. Part of the problem between leagues seems to be the language that only default NFL player contracts will result in the release of CFL players. These differ from the NFL`s exercise schedule agreements. It is assumed that the NFL/NFLPA`s does not allow players to try with such a restriction. For historical reasons, a summary of the 2010 agreement and new policy improvement tests are available. The CFL 2019-2021 collective agreement was first made public on January 7, 2020. But as soon as the agreement was reached with Toronto, the league decided that the agreement was contrary to the collective agreement. The CFL then proposed a language change for the CBA that would allow players in Jones` situation to have their business validated.
However, this amendment must be approved by the CFLPA. Each C.F.L. team will provide its players with free, free-to-choose or GMP-certified NSF supplements. The list of supplements is drawn up by mutual agreement on the basis of professional advice. Pending the approval of the C.F.L.P.A., the C.F.L. will also be able to affix the De Sport label to supplements. It is agreed that no supplement can be guaranteed to be free of prohibited substances and athletes continue to be solely responsible for any supplement they choose to use and any effects that come from a negative test result. It was ratified by the Canadian Football League Players` Association with an agreement of 74% of players in May 2019.
The CFL released the full collective agreement in January 2020. MEDIA RELEASE May 22, 2019 CFL and CFLPA ratify New Toronto Collective Agreement – The CFL and the CFL Players` Association (CFL Players` Association) announced today that a new three-year collective agreement has been ratified by the league`s Board of Governors and cFL players by the end of the 2021 season. “Our new . . . 2014 Accord allowed a practice of contact with equipment in a regular week during the CFL season. New convention has no contact (in the pads) practices. However, there is an outfed rule that allows, for functional reasons, not to have contact in the pads that would cause injuries for players to wear pads in order to get the feel of play in practice. The current collective agreement between the CFL and cfLPA was ratified on May 22, 2019.
The first media articles listed the strengths of the agreement from unpublished sources, but the full text of the agreement was published in January 2020 (link below). The contract expires for three years until the 2021 season and expires the day before the start of training camp 2022. The details of the new preliminary collective agreement will begin with TSN`s Farhan Lalji statement that, if ratified, it will be a three-year contract. The ceiling continues to increase by $50,000 over the previous year, as in the previous agreement, but there are two ways to increase the ceiling of these figures. All 123 pages with full details are available. The contract expires for three years until the 2021 season and expires the day before training camps begin in 2022. The Canadian Football League`s collective bargaining agreement contains provisions that virtually guarantee that some of the best Canadian players on the planet will never step foot in the CFL.