Riggers wait on cheques

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:16 AM ET

The Calgary Roughnecks organization is behind in paying players but is far from a deadbeat, according to GM Kurt Silcott.

A report surfaced yesterday saying the local National Lacrosse League team hadn't paid players for the final six games of the season.

Players on the club confirmed last night they were still awaiting cheques but only for two games: The final regular-season game and their playoff loss to the Colorado Mammoth in Denver April 22.

When reached last night for comment, Silcott -- in Buffalo for this weekend's NLL championship game -- said payment for the regular-season game is forthcoming and the club is waiting for money from the league to settle up the playoff tilt.

"They're going out this weekend," said Silcott of the cheques. "That's well overstated. It is a week late but that's it."

Silcott said he was angry with what he considered unfounded acquisations.

"I heard rumours about that nonsense but it's just silly," said Silcott.

"That's not good. I'll have to do some looking into that."


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