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TORONTO – The CFL Players’ Association ratified a collective agreement with the Canadian Football League on Thursday night.
CFLPA published the announcement via email. The players’ vote came hours after the parties reached a seven-year preliminary agreement – and two days after CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie revealed the league’s final offer.
“We are pleased that players have now ratified a new collective agreement between CFL and CFLPA,” Ambrosie said in a statement. The CFL’s Board of Directors will soon conduct its ratification vote. We look forward to a successful season – including preseason matches this weekend – and a long and productive collaboration with our players. “
Once players accept the deal, the league’s show season opens on time Friday night.
On Monday, the players voted against a preliminary agreement that the union had recommended accepting.