I was wondering if anyone could answer a question about forfeiting draft picks due to cap violations. According to CFL.ca a team that exceeds the cap by more than $100,000 will lose their first round pick in addition to being fined. So here's a scenario:
Team A trades their 1st round pick in the 2010 draft to Team B which turns out to be the 4th overall pick. Team A then goes over the cap in 2009 by more than $100,000. Does the trade with Team B need to be re-done because Team A lost their 1st round pick or would Team A lose their 1st round pick in 2011?
Personally I would think the trade would have to be re-worked because you can't trade something that you don't have and by allowing the trade to stay as is then Team A isn't being punished now but in the next year and the teams who draft from the 5th spot on would be, in effect, punished this year because they wouldn't move up a spot. Given that Hamilton forfeited their 1st round pick in 2010 to pick up Carlson in the supplemental draft (the #5 pick), the teams picking in the 6-8 spots would be affected the most if the trade was allowed to stand as is because they would only move up 1 place in this year's draft instead of 2.
Anyone know what would be done in that scenario? And for those wondering, yes I've based this scenario on the rumours that the Esks are over the cap this season but even if they aren't I curious about how things would be handled by the league.