CFLPA looking into all rookie deals from 2007, Cam Wake included
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CKNW has learned that the CFL Players Association has been conducting an exhaustive interview process with every player that signed as a rookie in the last year.
Some CFL teams may have been contravening the collective bargaining agreement by not offering new players the option of a one year deal plus an option.
The league could be in a whole lot of trouble if every rookie who signed a multi year deal was granted an arbitrator's ruling to free them from their contracts, and become free agents.
It would be contract chaos in the CFL.
This brings us to the situation surrounding the CFL’s most outstanding rookie and defensive player of the year Cam Wake of the BC Lions.
CKNW has also learned that Wake could possibly walk away from his deal if he went to arbitration and won.
However, any move by the Wake camp won't happen until the CFLPA's legal counsel completes its interviews and comes to its own conclusions.
One of Wake's agents, Jon Elnitski says the wheels were set into motion after he had a discussion with the players association.
Elnitski says that wake is still preparing to remain in camp, and is just one of many players from last year questioned in the union investigation.
Out of all the rookies who signed in the CFL last year, Wake has attracted the most attention from NFL teams.