CFL Commissioner: Canceling Season Most Likely Scenario
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ambrosie made the admission Thursday in testimony to a House of Commons standing committee on finance. He appeared via video during a panel on arts, culture, sports and charitable organizations after news broke last week that the CFL had requested up to $150 million Canadian in assistance from the federal government. The commissioner said the league’s future is “very much in jeopardy” and that the teams collectively lost about $20 million last year.
The CFL traditionally begins play earlier than the NFL, and late summer games are usually the norm.