The CFL might be wary of returning to the U.S. after the disastrous boondoggle there in the the mid-1990s. Gadsden has a successful second career as a director of a company which makes sports apparel, so apparently he has the chops.
"Oronde Gadsden, a former Miami Dolphins WR and AFL player, told RotoExperts.com he is leading an effort to bring a Canadian Football League team back to the United States, maybe even for the upcoming season. Gadsden said the potential franchise would be located in the Detroit area, or Rochester, New York. The CFL last included American franchises during the 1995 season.There is a void in the minor-league football market and if the CFL did it reasonably, only going into northern cities with a strong Canadian tie, much like major junior hockey. It could work, or the CFL could keep the cards it has been dealt.
“ 'Those are two great cities that would support the game and would really fill a niche if we can get agreements from the league, then one of the cities,” Gadsden said. 'With the AFL not active, there are some great players who deserve to be seen, and the time is right for CFL expansion back into the U.S. The league is more stable than ever.' ”
CFL returning to the U.S.? (RotoExperts.com)
CFL heading back to the States? (Pro Football Talk)
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