The B.C. Lions have cut payroll amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji.
#BCLions are also 6th known team to implement salary roll backs. The majority of staff will be impacted, range up to 25%. This includes team president & football ops. No layoffs. Full marks to team owner David Braley in this situation. @CFLonTSN @TSN1040 @TSN_Sports
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) April 17, 2020
Owner David Braley runs his teams with a tight budget, but he found a way to keep all his employees with the organization, so far.
The Lions are the latest team to trim salary amid the COVID-19 crisis. So far Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary have all reduced compensation for team employees.
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie stated on April 7, the 2020 CFL season won’t start before the beginning of July. The regular season was scheduled to kick-off on Thursday, June 11. Ambrosie cancelled the CFL combines in March and continues to plan for contingencies.