In the wake of the CFL players’ association announcing that they’re encouraging their membership not to show up to training camp, Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young took to Twitter Wednesday night to say that fans were only getting one side of the story and that CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie “has too much respect for players” to comment publicly.

Given that Ambrosie has kept in place a policy that denies players their off-season bonus money – essentially trying to starve them out for the sake of leverage – Young’s characterization of the commissioner rubbed a few people the wrong way. A sampling:

It’s certainly true that the CFL has kept a tight ship when it comes to public comments and given the reaction to Young’s statement, it’s not hard to see why.

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Drew Edwards
Drew Edwards has covered the CFL for 10 seasons and is the founder and editor of 3DownNation. Beard in the photo not exactly as shown.