A number of high profile CFL players have said they won’t be showing up at training camp without a new CBA in place, including quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell and Mike Reilly.
But they are hardly alone.
Here’s an admittedly incomplete list of players who have explicitly said they won’t be at camp without a new deal (a number of other players have dropped hints but haven’t said so definitively.) We’ll update it as more names become available.
Bo Levi Mitchell, QB, Calgary Stampeders
Nick Arbuckle, QB, Calgary Stampeders
I’m in the same boat as @DonnyjGLA6 2nd year of my rookie contract making minimum but standing with the rest of the players in the league. No training camp without a new CBA
— Nick Arbuckle (@arbuckle_4) April 18, 2019
Don Jackson, RB, Calgary Stampeders
Derek Dennis, OL, Calgary Stampeders
Rob Maver, P, Calgary Stampeders
Please remember this as events progress. This is not bargaining in good faith. It's command and conquer, trying to starve us out. We actually cannot afford to report to camp under the current conditions. We all desperately want to play football, but can't do so for free.
— Rob Maver (@rmaver6) April 17, 2019
Courtney Stephen, S, Calgary Stampeders
Ted Laurent, DL, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
I'm with that https://t.co/3XlXSYorcs
— Ted Laurent (@tedlaurent) April 10, 2019
Shawn Lemon, DE, Toronto Argonauts
James Wilder Jr., RB, Toronto Argonauts
Mike Reilly, QB, B.C. Lions
Andrew Harris, RB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
NO PAY… NO PLAY! #CFLPA
— Andrew Harris (@andrewharris33) April 19, 2019
Vernon Adams, QB, Montreal Alouettes
— Vernon Adams Jr. (@bigplay_va) April 17, 2019
Odell Willis, DE, B.C. Lions
Tony Washington, OT, Montreal Alouettes
— tony washington (@t_dubsworld12) April 18, 2019
Brendan Gillanders, RB, Ottawa Redblacks
Anthony Orange, DB, B.C. Lions
Let’s be honest. The @CFL is effectively starving all players in an effort to pressure us into signing some bs cba. This strategy is dirty and disrespectful. We will not be bullied. We will not play if there is no cba. There is no cfl without the players.
— Anthony Orange (@AJJefferson) April 17, 2019