You knew this was coming and it would appear TW will be toast. Although there is plenty of blame to go around, the BOC(since renamed the board of clowns) and TW took in the Gleiberguys last year when there was noone else left in Ottawa.
Regardless of the mistake and which TW accepted on himself, he is still seen as the voice of reason and stability for the league. Doing many more positive things for the league such as mega sponsorship $. If this happens, yet again the league will be seen as a laughing stock that it is and take more steps backwards.
Plus, who in their right(no pun intended) mind would take on this job and work with these idiots.
Here is the latest Globe article.
Wright's days appear numbered
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Ottawa â€? Concerned a year ago about a public backlash if they fired commissioner Tom Wright, Canadian Football League governors are nearly unanimous in believing the league now requires new leadership.
Wright's future, already being discussed informally among governors, is expected to be determined when the league holds its annual meeting in May.
The meeting was originally scheduled for April, but was postponed to next month because of the Ottawa Renegades' recent collapse.
Among the options before the governors are to fire Wright, ask for his resignation or allow his term to run out at the end of this coming season.
According to multiple CFL sources, there is no chance Wright will be offered a second contract extension. A year ago, Wright narrowly survived a challenge to his leadership when governors voted 6-2-1 in favour of granting him a one-year extension, which included a six-month payout for termination.
Though the measure was hardly a vote of confidence, it represented an improvement over the original contract extension offer â€? a one-year deal with a one-month termination clause, which Wright rejected. His current extension also includes an eight-week payout if he resigns.
Some believed last spring that it was in Wright's interest to step down, given his weak support among the board and the unstable situation in Ottawa, where an ownership crisis remained unresolved.
Wright, however, chose to stay on, ushering in Bernie Glieberman as the Renegades' new owner in a deal that included a $1-million payout to one of the club's original owners. He also was successful this past winter at getting governors to accept a salary management system, which is to be implemented for the 2007 season.
Despite success on that front, there were considerable doubts whether Wright's contract would be extended again this spring, even before the Renegades' situation erupted. Many governors feel strongly that the likeable Wright is simply not suited to the commissioner's role. And they are upset that initiatives such as the Touchdown Atlantic game for Halifax were given priority over stabilizing the league's weaker franchises, including Ottawa.
A year ago, many clubs were worried the league would look bad if it fired a commissioner whom fans and sponsors liked, at a time the CFL appeared to be prospering.
However, with Wright receiving much of the public blame for the Renegades' fiasco, governors are no longer constrained by public perception should they push Wright out.
In fact, some governors were apparently content to watch Wright struggle to resolve the Ottawa crisis, knowing he might seal his fate in the process.
Wright's record in dealing with Ottawa certainly leaves the governors plenty of room to second-guess.
Despite evidence that the franchise was headed into steep decline, the league offered Glieberman a unanimous show of support during a meeting before last year's Grey Cup game.
The franchise continued adrift until mid-March, when Glieberman informed the league he would not fund the team through the 2006 season. Wright, who was on vacation in the Dominican Republic at the time, stated afterward that he was previously unaware of an ownership crisis in Ottawa.
Wright took over as the commissioner the day before the 2003 Grey Cup game in Edmonton, 20 months after the CFL fired its previous commissioner, Michael Lysko. During his 16 months in office, Lysko had helped dig the league out of debt, partly by selling an expansion franchise in Ottawa for $4-million. However, his active management style did not sit well with some governors.
Under Wright, the CFL had its Toronto and Hamilton franchises both sink into insolvency during his first year on the job. However, when credible new owners surfaced for those franchises, Wright received much of the credit and was viewed in a favourable light by fans, sponsors and many media members.
Behind the scenes, however, Wright struggled to earn the respect of many governors who felt he lacked a strong enough vision for the league's future.