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 is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.