TORONTO - CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he has taken a 20 per cent pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambrosie came under heavy fire earlier this week for unilaterally imposing a 20 per cent reduction to the football operations cap of all nine CFL teams.
But in a statement Thursday, Ambrosie divulged that he and every member of the CFL's executive team took a 20 per cent pay cut in April.
Ambrosie has also been criticized by the CFL Players' Association for not keeping players involved in the process of determining the details of a potential abbreviated 2020 season.
Ambrosie has stated the '20 campaign won't start until September, at the earliest, but the possibility also exists for a cancelled season.
In the statement, Ambrosie said the CFL and CFLPA have written the Canadian government to change the criteria for its wage subsidy program so players are fully eligible.