Wright may be going wrong way

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:03 AM ET

Tom Wright's future as CFL commissioner will be discussed today.

In fact, the board of governors will talk over Wright's request for a contract extension in a teleconference call.

Contrary to a recent report, the CFL has not turned down Wright's request for the extension yet, Winnipeg Blue Bombers governor Ken Hildahl said yesterday.

"It hasn't been refused," he said. "There was a sub-committee struck to deal with that matter. I'm assuming that's what (today's) call is all about."

Speculation, however, was that the board was about to decide to replace Wright when his current pact expires after this season.

"I don't think everybody's trying to push him out," Hildahl said. "We've got to deal with the contract and I'm not expecting any surprises."

B.C. Lions owner David Braley denies reports he is leading an uprise against Wright.

"That's not my read on the situation," said Hildahl, a rookie governor. "Certainly, we have been supportive of Wright - not that we agree with everything he says. If whomever is unhappy, they don't phone us.

"Quite frankly, I think it would be a horrendous mistake (to let Wright go)."


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