Chris Williams is a free agent.
An arbitator’s decision that Williams was not a free agent, and remained the property of the Tiger-Cats
has been overturned.
Williams did not show up for Tiger-Cats training camp this season.
The decision of the arbitrator was overturned on the grounds that “the letter purporting to exercise Chris Williams’ option was not clear and was not capable of being construed as a clear communication of an intention to exercise the option.”
The C.F.L.P.A. says that “Williams is now a free agent and able to sign a contract in the NFL or with another CFL Club.”
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats released the following statement.
“We will be seeking leave to appeal this morning’s decision in the Chris Williams case. Our position remains that Williams is under a legal and binding contract with the Tiger-Cats. We have faith that the outcome of our appeal will validate that position. We plan no further comment at this time as the matter remains before the courts.”