CFL, Players' Association agree to new CBA

Terry KOSHAN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 6:01 PM ET

So much for a CFL work stoppage.

The Canadian Football League and the CFL Players' Association have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement, the league said in an email on Wednesday afternoon.

The agreement has not been ratified by the players and the CFL board of governors, but a vote will be held before the regular season starts on July 1.

The new CBA will have a drug-testing policy, but details will not be released until the agreement has been ratified.

No one involved with the league figured a lockout or strike would actually happen, as any sort of work stoppage would have been as close to a death knell for the league as possible.


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