Riders’ Duron Carter and Bakari Grant salaries guaranteed

Regardless of how Duron Carter and Bakari Grant are potentially disciplined, both players should receive their full salary for the 2017 season.

Carter and Grant were involved in an incident at Riders practice on Monday, the former is in his fourth year and the latter his seventh, which means their base pay has become guaranteed. No. 89 is scheduled to make around $130,000 for the year.

From the collective bargaining agreement:

It is mutually agreed upon that in the event a player has qualified as a veteran for four seasons, including the season in which he is playing, and in the event that the said player is released after the date of the 11th regular season game played by the member club, the said player shall receive compensation equivalent to 100 per cent of the amount of compensation (including all pension benefits and other benefits provided for the CFL standard player contract and this agreement) to which the player would have been entitled had he remained on a players roster of the member club for the remainder of the regular season games, playoff games and Grey Cup game of the member club during the season in which he was released in accordance with the terms of the CFL standard player contract that was in existence between the said player and member club prior to the player being released.

Carter leads the team in receiving yards (1,035) and sits tied for tops on the Riders in touchdowns (8), he had the best game of his CFL career in Week 17 hauling in 11 balls for 231 yards. Grant has a team-high-tying 75 catches for 916 yards and five touchdowns. Two productive targets in Saskatchewan’s aerial attack could miss game action.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.

23 Comments on Riders’ Duron Carter and Bakari Grant salaries guaranteed

  1. Write the story, when you find out what really is going on. Fake news

    • Prove me wrong // October 17, 2017 at 1:58 pm //

      There is nothing “fake” about anything stated in the article. That idiot Trump labels facts as “fake news” when he is attempting to deflect the truth. Be better that that.

      • theonlydispassionateriderfan // October 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm //

        To be fair, this all started because Arash Madani tweeted an erroneous story and inflated the incident to get retweets. It was the very definition of “fake news”, as very little “facts” he reported were verified as actual facts.

  2. Making something out of nothing!! As usual.. get a life!

  3. Just curious, does that include if the player has been let go “for cause”?

  4. Spicing it up a lot more, are we??? Methinks there will be some crow and lots of pie coming out soon.

    • So now Grant is going because he intervened is he…….what next.

      Rod Pederson posted this – “Chris Jones will speak to the practice fight today. I saw the whole thing. It really is much ado about nothing. #riderpride”

      • greenrider89 // October 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm //

        Unfortunately, certain media try to make a much greater story than necessary. Take for instance, Arash Madani, commenting on plane tickets required by Bacari Grant and Duron Carter. Yeah, really? Thanks, Sportsnet, for your garbage. Now this story about guaranteed contracts by Mr. Dunk. Jumping to conclusions, are we, Mr. Dunk? Wonder if you’d appreciate comments like that directed at you if you were in the same situation, Mr. Dunk? Show a little respect. Is that too hard? Oh, how cruel the media can be.

  5. Justin, this is nothing more than stirring the pot and looking for click bate stories. Sad you would stoop this low, not surprising though. You seem to like to do that. I will wait to see how things unfold and I believe Jones has a handle on his team and the players. Even those with difficult personalities.

  6. Holy $hit. Slow couple of CFL news days. 3downnation has become the weekly world news of football. Really embarrassing.

  7. Prairiedog // October 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm //

    Funny rods blog said he didn’t see a thing. So which is it?

    • You can read his twitter as well as I can. Maybe it was Jones who quoted that ?

    • To be fair the practice facility could be on fire and Rod Pedersen would say things are golden. I’ve never heard him say ANYTHING negative about the Riders, deserved or not. I take everything that guy says with a grain of salt. Did something happen, most likely, is it as big as it’s blown up into, most likely not

    • Wrong. Rod’s blog said “I saw the whole skirmish and it was no different than the hundreds of others I’ve seen over the years.” All that is clear to me is both Dunk and have Arash Malarchie is just doing what he does best – write a story without proof and say “oh well” later. Both pretty weak.

  8. Donald Putz // October 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm //

    Rod Pederson tweeted. “I can confirm via the football club that none of those 3 players have been released.” You are blowing this out of proportion.

  9. Lots of executioners but the judge hasn’t spoken and the jury is 2 people short

  10. Spence Aldwinckle // October 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm //

    what has happened to the Riders. It is a merry-go-round of rumors, jokes and problems apparently. Ronnie Lancaster and George Reed come back.

  11. justforkicks // October 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm //

    I heard on local Edm radio about a fight including use of a shovel between two eskies during reg season in recent years. No planes sent to pick anyone up. They said (just like Jones) altercations occur regularly when teams are fired up. Anyone but DC and it would not have been mentioned. Bunch of sad sack reporters and so called fans that fall for that crud.

  12. Need to report real news not just try and Carter bash. Get your head out of ass and write quality articles like Henry’s story.

  13. Hefney’s story although Hank is also a good story.

  14. Sounds like a molehill made out to look like a mountain. Let everyone just play football to the best of their ability and let the best team win. Most real fans really don’t have time for this BS!

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