Eskimos LB Dexter McCoil's agent suing to void final year of contract: source 0
By Gerry Moddejonge, Edmonton Sun
First posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 04:26 PM MDT | Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015 06:13 PM MDT
The CFL's 2014 outstanding rookie, Eskimos LB Dexter McCoil, appears to be looking to become a free agent at the end of the season. (Al Charest, Postmedia Network)
It looks as if the honeymoon phase is over for Dexter McCoil and the Edmonton Eskimos.
According to a West Coast source, the reigning CFL most outstanding rookie is looking to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2015 season.
The Edmonton Sun has learned player agent Dan Vertlieb is in the process of suing the Eskimos in order to have the final year of McCoil’s contract voided. Vertlieb has not returned calls from the Sun.
A Vancouver-based attorney, Vertlieb is the same player representative who sued the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on behalf of Chris Williams in 2013.
That bitter dispute saw Williams, the league’s top special-teams player at the time, sit out the entire season for a chance to sign with an NFL club.
In the end, he was granted the ability to do so, but would still belong to the Ticats upon his eventual return to the CFL.
The Eskimos weren’t available to the media on Friday and general manager Ed Hervey didn’t immediately respond to a request for an interview.
The team’s next practice is Monday at Commonwealth Stadium.
Same agent as Chris Williams. It says he's suing to get out of his contract at the end of 2015, but wouldn't he be on a one yr plus option and be expiring at the end of this season anyways?