Cross the CFL Off Michael Vick’s List
For quite some time, the answer to the Michael Vick problem — and many others — was the CFL. It has been home to Ricky Williams, Lawrence Phillips, and many more NFLers who found themselves in trouble with the league. Alas, that is no longer the case.
While CFL commissioner Mark Cohon declined to comment on the Vick situation, a league spokesman pointed out yesterday that a league rule, instituted last spring, does not allow a team to sign a player under suspension in another league.
Criticism over last year’s signing by the Argonauts of running back Ricky Williams, who was under suspension by the NFL for drug use, led the league’s board of governors to pass a bylaw that prohibits an NFL player who is currently under contract or is serving a suspension from signing a CFL contract.
So what will it be then? The Arena League? Or better yet, maybe Mark Cuban should get cracking on the UFL idea. Could you just imagine? With the first pick of the 2010 first ever UFL Draft, Cuban’s Conquerors select Michael Vick, Quarterback, Virginia Tech. Now that would be tremendous.
(MDS at FanHouse is on the same page as me)