CFL CBA talks go late into Wednesday and will resume Thursday

CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:11 AM ET

Wonder if there were any smirks during Wednesday’s CFL collective bargaining talks when the Saskatchewan Roughriders told shareholders they hauled in more than $43 million in gross revenue last season?

The CFL Players’ Association members probably looked at that figure and started drooling. Meanwhile, commissioner Mark Cohon and the rest of the CFL negotiating team was likely trying to destroy all the Wi-Fi signals in the Toronto hotel where the meeting was taking place, all in an effort to prevent their bargaining opponents from seeing the information.

No wonder the Roughriders, who turned a profit of more than $10 million, thanks in large part to their hosting the Grey Cup, were the last of the eight teams to hand over their 2013 financial statement to the players’ union.


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