Eric Lapointe told by the CFL he’s out of the running to own the Alouettes

The CFL’s on again, off again talks with Eric Lapointe regarding owning the Montreal Alouettes are officially over.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back played the last six seasons of his CFL career for the Alouettes and believed the franchise could thrive in La Belle Province under local ownership. Lapointe had been outspoken about his desire to own the Als.

The CFL and Wetenhall family had been working for several months to identify and assess potential new owners and that process is ongoing. To facilitate the process, the CFL has been involved in the club’s day-to-day operations in recent months. The Alouettes were officially sold to the league on Friday, May 31.
It’s taken longer than anyone ever thought to find a new owner for the Alouettes.




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