CFL Players’ Association president Solomon Elimimian supports ‘discussions for future collaborations with the XFL’

The CFL Players’ Association supports any ideas the league may have to grow its business.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and the XFL announced that the two leagues are in talks to explore the potential for alignment. According to league sources, the discussions are in very early stages.

Union president Solomon Elimimian sent out a memo to the players.

This morning, we were informed by the CFL that they are entering formal discussions for future collaborations with the XFL.

Our primary focus remains on working with the CFL and the Provincial governments to return to work for the 2021 CFL season. Our commitment is to you, our membership, in exhausting solutions so we can get back to work and the football field in 2021. Your elected player reps, executive board, and bargaining committee will continue working on your behalf to ensure this happens.

Fundamentally, football’s growth is something we support as you as our members earn your living playing this great game.

We will continue to share information as more becomes available on a 2021 CFL season and any further development on today’s announcement.

The CFL and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.