Popp, Alouettes embroiled in contract dispute: reports

According to a story from French-language broadcasters TVA and RDS the Montreal Alouettes are going after former general manager Jim Popp for more than $200,000 in a dispute over his contract.

The story says the team had both management and consulting contracts with Popp and the disagreement stems from how much money the team owes him after his departure last November. Team president Mark Weightman announced the move in a press conference, calling it a “mutual decision.”

Popp spent 21 years with the franchise, winning four Grey Cups; three with the Alouettes, one with the Baltimore Stallions, who moved to Montreal in 1996.

The 52-year-old Popp was named as the general manager of the Argonauts in February with former Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman joining him in Toronto. Several players, most recently linebacker Bear Woods, have also made the move from Montreal.

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