No doubt at all. He's already tried the negotiating through the media b.s., but I'd be surprised if he sees much playing time during the 1st season here, unless Masoli falters badly.
I'm hoping that Austin & Tillman give up trying to sign him & use the $ freed up to sign our FA imports like Dean, Tasker & Washington who, while they may be able to relate to the sentiments expressed by Wilder & Butler, have kept their mouths shut about it to the press.
I agree with Ambrosie on this, the management of the teams should stick to the rules.
Somehow, I believe that Ambrosie will fix this one way or another.
David William Naylor @TSNDaveNaylor Ambrosie: "I don’t want to be a league of side deals and look amateurish. We’re better than that. This is one of those topics worthy of some real healthy discussion, and I understand the pros and cons but I think we all agree we should follow the same set of rules.? #CFL 2:25 PM - Jan 26, 2018
Brandon Banks (Twitter) I just feel like everyone should get the same amount of pay and not be determined if your Canadian or not ..???♂? each individual get what they worth no matter who you are we putting our lives on line every play !
The CFL has a serious problem here. Players such as Wilder and Butler would probably not have signed contracts to play here in the first place if not for the "promise" that they would be allowed to pursue NFL interest mid-contract. In that case, CFL fans would have been denied the opportunity to enjoy these exceptional players even if only for one season. I'll gladly take a season over being robbed of the opportunity to see them play in the CFL at all.
Per Eric Tillman: "But we also take pride in the guys that come and play, excel and go back (to the NFL) and do well. You want what's best for them."
By Wilder signing for 2 years what does this say?
Wilder was full of crap and this totally was a play to try and get more money.
Why didn't he sign a 1 year deal and try his talent in the NFL if that is what he wanted to do?
Makes you go HMMMMM.
Soccer ? Isn't that the game where they allow you to bounce a ball off your head and scoring goals is frowned upon ? So you're telling me that this little shrimp plays this game in Toronto ? Gee who would've known ? Are you sure that he's not a jockey ? Because he sure looks like one . :o