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CFL Investigates Claims Against Toronto Argonauts’ Chad Kelly

3 Key Points

  • CFL initiates investigation into Toronto Argonauts and Chad Kelly based on lawsuit.
  • Former strength coach files lawsuit against Argos for wrongful dismissal and Kelly for harassment.
  • Kelly, Argonauts quarterback, had a standout 2023 season and recently signed a lucrative contract extension.

CFL Conducts Investigation

The CFL is examining allegations against the Toronto Argonauts and their quarterback, Chad Kelly. This follows a lawsuit involving a former female strength and conditioning coach.

CFL Makes A Statement

The CFL is committed to creating healthy and positive working and playing environments for all those associated with the league and its member clubs.

​We take the allegations against the Toronto Argonauts and Mr. Kelly very seriously and we have opened an investigation in accordance with the league’s Gender-based Violence Policy.

​Out of respect for this process and all the parties involved, we will not be able to provide further comment until our investigation has been completed.

Lawsuit Details

The coach is suing the Argonauts for allegedly wrongfully dismissing her. She also claims Chad Kelly harassed her. The CFL’s commissioner, Randy Ambrosie, announced the league is taking these claims seriously and starting an investigation as per their Gender-based Violence Policy.

Statements from Involved Parties

The Toronto Argonauts have acknowledged the lawsuit. However, they refrained from commenting due to it being a private matter and ongoing litigation. They emphasized their dedication to maintaining a safe and inclusive workplace. These allegations are yet to be confirmed in court.

Chad Kelly’s Career Highlights

Kelly made significant contributions to the Argonauts’ success, including their Grey Cup victory. In the 2023 season, he achieved personal bests, leading to a Most Outstanding Player award. His stats include a 68.5 percent pass completion rate, 4,123 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Additionally, Kelly secured a three-year contract extension with the Argonauts last August, ensuring a substantial salary plus marketing bonuses for the 2024 season.

Background and Achievements

Born in Buffalo, New York, Kelly has had a notable career. Drafted by the NFL in 2017, he spent four seasons with teams like the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts before moving to the CFL.

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