Commissioner says CFL focused on doing right thing

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon chats with a Stampeders fan Monday during a pre-game tailgate party at...

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon chats with a Stampeders fan Monday during a pre-game tailgate party at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:41 PM ET

The recent lawsuit against the NFL over brain injuries had CFL commissioner Mark Cohon fielding questions about the possibility of a similar situation happening in his league.

“I think what we’re focused on is making sure that we’re doing the right things today, and we’ve done that in the past,” Cohon said prior to Monday’s kickoff at McMahon Stadium. “I’m not going to speculate on what’s going to happen.”

While the NFL came up with a $765-million settlement deal with thousands of former players who sued that league, the CFL doesn’t have the resources to survive such an episode.

“What we’re essentially doing is making sure that we are focused on player safety,” Cohon said. “I’m not going to comment on their settlement, but what we’ve been doing for years now is putting the right protocols in place.

“We actually had protocols in place on our sidelines well before the NFL had them, but we look at discipline, we look at concussion protocols, we look at education


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