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I want to start by saying how disappointed I am in the CFL’s decision to walk away from these
very crucial negotiations. he unfortunate ones caught in the middle are you! the fans. "e! the
players! only want a fair deal that reflects the concept of Players sharing in the potential growth
of what we have all built.
#ur Players love to play the game and nobody misses the smell of the practice field the first
thing in the morning more than us. "e all fell in love with this game as kids! and we now have
the honor and privilege of playing the game professionally from coast to coast in front of the best
sports fans in the world. As professionals! we want to be fairly compensated for the fast pace!
physical! entertaining game that is on the field. "e are in not interested in destroying the game
that has given us all so much. "e put our bodies! hearts and souls on the line and seek nothing
more than to be fairly paid for what we do.
"e understand the limitations! but we also understand what is fair. It is unfortunate that the
business side of the game has tarnished what we are building. "e want to build a partnership
where both sides benefit.
here is a proud tradition and history of football in this country. "e are looking to create a
system that will provide long term labour stability so fans from coast to coast and around the
world can continue to en$oy the ama%ing product the players put on the field.
In writing this letter! we the &'ecutive! are still here where our negotiations were scheduled to
be! working towards furthering talks. "e need two sides.
hank you for taking the time to read this.
(ours ruly!)cott Flory! CFLPA PresidentCFLPA &'ecutiveAll CFL Players