The untold story behind the exit of Chris Jones' coaching staff
[b]According to a CFL coach who has worked with members of Jones’ staff in the past, there was a very significant – and previously undiscussed – element to the mass exodus. According to this source, only eight days after Chris Jones had accepted the dual role in Saskatchewan, his assistant coaching staff, many of whom had not made final decisions to stay or go, found out they were not being paid on Dec. 15, discovering they would not be compensated for the two weeks subsequent to winning the Grey Cup, even though they were still employed by the club.
When the assistant coaches inquired, they were told that the instruction of non payment came directly from Eskimos GM Ed Hervey. Incensed, any doubt about how many would follow Jones to Saskatchewan was eliminated immediately. Not only did Stephen McAdoo, Craig Dickenson, Jarious Jackson, Mike Scheper, Ed Philion, Phillip Lolley and Jason Shivers accept offers to join Jones in Regina, but the Riders organization “made them whole,? by agreeing to pay them for the entire month of December.[/b][url=http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/football/cfl/edmonton-eskimos/all-or-nothing-the-untold-story-behind-the-exit-of-chris-jones-staff]http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/footb ... ones-staff[/url]