According to TSN CFL Insider Farhan Lalji and Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press. All signs point to a vote on the latest CFL proposal tonight.
“Im hearing the @CFL & @CFLPA are still in discussions. There is a belief that there will be a vote today as it would be highly unlikely they strike without one. The way both sides have dug in on the current ratio proposal makes me wonder if the rolling ratio (49%) is back in play”
Hamiltion also talks about a potential vote tonight.
“Told there’s been progress in the last while. Negotiations are ongoing, Adam Bighill has left Bombers walkthrough. Definitely a shift from this morning. Players seem confident we’ll reach a vote at least.”
According to Lalji, this has all been about the ratio rule.
“There were other topics earlier that were important. But right now, as much as some players won’t admit it, it’s all about the ratio”
The players have until midnight tonight to approve the deal sent by CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the CFL Owners. On Monday, the players turned down the latest proposal that the owners and CFLPA approved just days earlier.
There are two CFL pre-season games set to kick off on Friday. Teams have practice today, but those away teams have not traveled yet.
If the players decline the proposal, the CFL will lock out the players. Players would then be on their own for food and housing as the league covered that during the pre-season. Most likely, players would return home, and the strike drags on.
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