The Toronto Argos have responded to James Wilder Jr.’s statement with one of their own.
As per league rules, all players entering the CFL must sign a minimum two year contract. James Wilder Jr. is currently entering the second year of that entry contract. We have not had any discussions with James about extending or restructuring his current contract. Nor have we had any discussions with his representation. League rules also state that teams, whether in the CFL or NFL, are prohibited from contacting any player currently under contract.
We appreciate all of the contributions James made to the Argonauts last year. We certainly hope he changes his stance and would welcome his return.