What's good for the goose... Will Orridge make an example of someone ?
Hervey was right. It happens and it shouldn’t. Naming one player and singling him out would be unfair. But talking to CFL folks at the Senior Bowl, you hear about offers already tendered to pending free agents. Maybe it’s tradition and the way things have been done for a long time but it needs to be curbed. It alters the competitive integrity of the league and isn’t professional. Teams caught tampering should be slapped hard with financial fines and loss of draft picks. This isn’t a small problem. It needs to be eradicated. Orridge has already cleared up tampering where coaches are concerned. Now he needs to move on to players. Agents involved in negotiating on behalf of a player under contract prior to the opening of free agency should lose their ability to represent CFL clients. Agents should be required to be certified by the league and CFLPA and if they are involved in tampering, they should lose their tickets. Policing and managing tampering policy is difficult, but efforts need to be made.That kind of stuff partially explains why there are so many players who have not signed. Going onto the market knowing what offers will be out there for them.