Besides Rouke's injury. His going to the NFL does not need to be carved in stone.
His choice of course.
BTW they should at least TRY and put in place the MLS league STAR exemption. (Not just for BC or paid for by league, which is unfair.)
However, if the franchise wants to offer him a league approved star bonus, it benefits every franchise.
I am an old guy, HOW DO YOU ATTRACT YOUNG PEOPLE ?
Granted the NFL may offer more, BUT it is TIME NOW to set
COMPENSATION; like 10 million to BC if a team signs him.
There should be EMERGENCY BOG meetings ASAP.
IT TAKES GUTS TO GET OUT OF THE RUTS.
I'm not a big fan of the franchise player in the CFL. Revenues don't really justify it as most teams are on a shoestring budget as it is now. The only way it works is if outside sponsorship pays for it.
There are lots of potential problems with this concept. The richer teams could more easily afford such a player. Also, with revenue sharing why should the Bombers or Riders, for example, contribute to Toronto paying such a player.