Duron Carter threatens to retire if new CBA isn’t done prior to CFL free agency

Duron Carter might walk away from football if the CFL and CFLPA can’t agree on a new collective bargaining agreement by February 12 when free agency is set to open.

It’s clear Carter isn’t happy with how the talks played out last time around. Neither side has begun discussions on the new CBA, yet, which expires May 15.

Carter was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after seven games in 2018, the move caught him by surprise. Carter said he might be done with football at that point, but ended up signing with the Toronto Argonauts for the remainder of the season.

The 27-year-old deleted his Twitter account prior to inking his pact with the Argos, likely to try and appease then-head coach Marc Trestman. But the colourful, entertaining account was rebooted once the season ended. And it appears Carter took a veiled shot at one of the Riders or Argos franchises.

Carter suited up for 15 games in 2018 catching 18 balls for 230 yards and two touchdowns, each of those statistics was the lowest single-season totals during his career. That followed Carter’s 2017 season which saw him put up career highs in yards (1,043) and touchdowns (8) on the way to being named a CFL all-star.

The enigmatic Carter is still young and capable of making highlight reel plays in the CFL. Just another reason why the CBA needs to be finalized ASAP.

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