Veteran Edmonton DL Almondo Sewell: ‘CFL, CFLPA both failed us, equally to be blamed for BS’

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Edmonton Football Team veteran Almondo Sewell has had enough of the back and forth or lack thereof between the CFL and players’ association.

Sewell doesn’t speak out often, but when he does there are no words minced.

“This will be the last time I speak on the whole CFL CFLPA matter (1) business is business when it comes to the Cfl as players we understand that .. (2) Cflpa your supposed to protect use when business is business with the Cfl and your equally to be blamed for this bulls***,” Sewell wrote on Twitter.

“Both of y’all failed us….8 months and nothing got accomplish.”

Since the CFL tentatively chose Winnipeg as its hub city for a potential season, three supposed deadlines have come and gone without a decision regarding the 2020 schedule from the league. That’s predictably left the CFLPA frustrated and disappointed, including Sewell who is a six-time CFL all-star.

The 33-year-old didn’t feel the 33 percent salary offer for playing six games was worth it. The union membership was surveyed by the CFL Players’ Association, and according to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, over 85 percent of players voted no to the financial aspect — you can bet Sewell was among those to say nay.

Sewell encouraged the league to pay guaranteed dollars for all of the risks associated with playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it doesn’t appear the CFL will be taking him up on that or any offer.

Playing games this year hangs in the balance and Sewell is done with the runaround.