Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nicolas Roy refuses to report to Screaming Eagles

Press Release

Sydney – The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles confirmed today that their 2013 first overall draft pick Nicolas Roy has not reported to their training camp and has stated having no intentions of doing so.

“We feel we have exhausted all options in convincing him,” said Screaming Eagles General Manager & Head Coach Marc-Andre Dumont. “We put together a very sound academic program for Nicolas. We have answered each of the family’s concerns. We have also invited the family to visit Cape Breton but they have declined our invitation.”

The Screaming Eagles intend to take steps to receive compensation as outlined in the league rules. The next step will be to notify league Commissioner Gilles Courteau in writing before September 5th in order to be eligible to receive the 5th overall pick at the 2014 draft as compensation for that player not reporting.

The team will not make any further comment on the matter.

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