CKNW has learned that CFL Rookie of the year and defensive player of the year Cameron Wake is trying to get out of his contract with the Lions. Wake led the CFL with 15 sacks and was the top defensive lineman in the country.
He has one year plus an option left on his contract, and is attracting NFL interest. His agent has found a technicality in his contract after consulting with the CFLPA.
The Players Association has told Wake that if he wants to go to arbitration. He has to pay his own way.
Wake can not go to the NFL under the current collective bargaining agreement until after next season.
Lions coach and GM Wally Buono and Wake’s agent held long talks yesterday that were classified as positive.
The agents involved, you know it's strickly a money thing then. He wants out early but the NFL opportunity will still be there next season like it was for Hebert. A few more ducats in his pocket this season will make the wait much less painful.
Ha ha ha got to love it. Hey I know a great arbitrator here in Calgary. Has no knowledge of football. He will certainly get Wake out of that one. Couldn't happen to a better team. Come on dirt bag wally let him out his contract.
...its sad Sport but you are right on....contracts don't seem to mean much anymore and in this case, the integrity of the player is at stake also ...Once again it's cash ultimately that rules the day...and i guess that's really the name of the game..Why have a contractural agreement signed by a player....when it seems not to matter... :roll: :roll: