Yet another point on which I disagree with you. Ultimately like other labour matters, reality is that this item becomes just another point of negotiation for which the costs are borne by ALL parties to some degree or another. Then as usual it's just a matter of who chips in what and when and how.
Such a situation is inevitable when it is in the interest of both parties, through the force of law if not the larger potential financial losses surrounding the matter if not addressed before some event takes place to hammer the value of the CFL's brand or that of any other league.
It is only because the matter has been swept under some imaginary rug, with no amount of evidence enough for some for the need for such testing to protect the long-term future of the league not to mention the looming legal liability and medical issues, including with the help of some of the media silence in Canada especially until recently on the matter of Dr. Galea now charged with Canadian and US crimes.
Separately and not necessarily your position Rpaege, but rather in response to some of the other comments below,
to deny ANY responsibility of the CFL at all or any other associated group (commissioner, players, owners, "free" media who with sponsorship agreements and comps, etc) in addressing the matter, however small the responsibility might be knowing that all such parties are affected by the matter, for not keeping the "house" clean and in order is laughable and for the most part ignorant. :thdn:
All parties involved bear some responsibility for keeping the "house" in order. It's not a question of who is responsible or not -- it's a question of who bears how much and too many folks don't get that out of certainly misunderstanding but sometimes largely their own selfish interests or role as paid water-carriers for such interests. :thdn: