On Prime Time Sports earlier this week, Tom Wright confirmed that the figure that Horn Chen wanted the league to pay for the Rough Rider marks was in the area of $50,000 back when the expansion drive that led to the Renegades occured.
I have no problems with a new Ottawa team adopting the Rough Riders name. It is a part of the football heritage of the city and would be a positive development as the Alouettes name's resurfacing was in Montreal.
Well, as mentioned in Ottawa foru, Matt Sekeres of Citizen provided a capsule of the three ownership groups. None are considering keeping the Renegades name. So it will either be Rough Riders or some offshoot, or a completely new name. Depends whether they want fans to vote or they'll just choose it themselves.