Keeping to oppose Flory's Players’ Association presidency
President Scott Flory’s grip on his leadership position with the Canadian Football League Players’ Association is being threatened by his inner circle.
Vice-president Jeff Keeping will oppose Flory’s presidency and run for the position himself at the association’s annual general meeting in Las Vegas this week, confirmed multiple sources including current and past association members.
“No comment. How does this stuff get started,? said Flory, when reached on Sunday.
Keeping is backed by fellow vice-presidents Marwan Hage and Jay McNeil. It’s unknown at this point where treasurer Brian Ramsay will throw his support.
Calls on Sunday to Keeping and Hage went unanswered and messages were not immediately returned.
Flory was spoken to by his executive at the CFL combine in Toronto earlier this month and was told he would face opposition in Las Vegas.
Flory is a retired offensive lineman and took over the presidency in 2014. He was at the forefront of the last CBA signed in the summer of 2014 and he was had a leading role in the league severing its relationship with longtime lawyer Ed Molstad in the spring of 2015.
There have been rumblings around the CFLPA that Flory’s executive as well as a number of player reps had grown unhappy with Flory’s leadership.
The CFLPA is also in the process of attempting to hire a fulltime executive director.