"Pierce's deal includes a renegotiation clause that allows him to significantly boost his $200,000-a-year salary if he replaces Dave Dickenson as the team's No. 1 quarterback in 2008."[url=http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=newser&func=display&nid=13913]http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=news ... &nid=13913[/url]
"But Dickenson will also be 34 next season, he'll be commanding around $400,000 a year and the Lions can't keep Pierce waiting forever."
I think it's pretty stupid how the CFL sets an "initiation date" for the salary cap so that teams could sign all of their players with front-loaded contracts. Why didn't they just implement a cap and teams had to deal with the salaries they already had in place?
Teams that have re-negotiatied salaries are obviously not cheating in any way. Just like how the Eskimos did not break any rules in the Maas to Hamilton trade(although many people ignorantly think they did).