On Monday, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence suggested that more than 30% of the CFLPA membership didn’t cast a ballot.
While Bighill wouldn’t confirm the actual percentage, he admitted it was close.
“I don’t know how that happens,” he said. “If you didn’t vote, maybe you were not incentivized to vote. I don’t know.
“Some guys might feel like their voice doesn’t matter, but there are enough of those guys where we can absolutely say it did matter. I would assume going into the next time we present a deal, we’ll see that number dramatically increase.”