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Published on September 11, 2013 8:56 PM by dbo.
The Edmonton Sun‘s Gerry Moddejonge:
Since when is an employer not allowed to criticize the performance of an employee?
Since the current collective bargaining agreement was struck between the CFL and their players association, that’s when.
Except that is wrong. Both the 2006 CBA (Section 34.12, page 93) and 2002 CBA (Section 34.12, page 81) have the same section regarding public criticism in them, so it has been around for over 10 years at least. A journalist would actually do some research, both are easily found on our CBA page, before publishing instead of expecting the CFL to inform them of this. Kinda makes the whole point of the article moot, doesn’t it?
It’s the extent of the criticism here that is important, it wasn’t “he didn’t play very well”. I can’t remember any coach or GM ever going so far, in fact most are very careful to never name names.