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Hamilton, Winnipeg, BC Exceeded 2023 Salary Cap without Affecting 2024 CFL Draft Order


The Canadian Football League fined Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and BC Lions for surpassing the 2023 Salary Expenditure Cap.

Why It Matters

These financial penalties highlight the league’s stringent enforcement of the Salary Management System to ensure a level playing field. Although no team exceeded the cap by over $100,000, this development underscores the CFL’s commitment to fair competition and fiscal responsibility among its clubs.

By the Numbers

  • The 2024 CFL Draft order remains unchanged despite the infractions.
  • The Salary Expenditure Cap for the upcoming 2024 season is set at $5.525 million.

What’s Next

Looking ahead, the CFL’s detailed field audit will continue to enforce the salary cap regulations. Teams will likely adjust their financial strategies to avoid penalties and stay competitive in the 2024 season. Fans and analysts will closely watch how these fines impact team dynamics and player negotiations in the off-season.

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  1. David Tress

    April 20, 2024 at 11:34 am

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers cleared $5 million plus profit last year. They should be allowed to invest more in player personnel. The salary cap is simply too low.

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