CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon to Step Down

August 25, 2014

Canadian Football League (CFL) commissioner Mark Cohon has revealed he will step down from his role at the end of his second term next Spring.

“When I started eight seasons ago, ampoule it was my goal to work closely with the Board of Governors to transform the CFL. Together, anesthetist we have accomplished our goals and much more,” Cohon said.

“From our transformative TV deal with Bell Media, to the renaissance in new and remodeled stadiums across the country, to the reintroduction of CFL football in our nation’s capital, to the first comprehensive drug policy in CFL history, to a well-structured new CBA with our players, we have achieved so much,” he added.

“With the positive work we have done, the time is approaching for me to tackle new opportunities and new ventures, and I have informed our Board of Governors of my decision.”

Jim Lawson, Chairman of the Canadian Football League’s Board of Governors, said the league has made tremendous strides during Cohon’s tenure.

“Mark has vastly improved the league’s business model and brought innovation to our game, while at the same time connecting deeply with our broad and growing fan base,” Lawson said. “He will always be known as the fans’ Commissioner.”

Cohon thanked several groups for their contributions to the CFL. 

“Football is the ultimate team sport, and all of the league’s accomplishments are the product of the vision and work of many people: committed franchise owners and chairs, team presidents and staff, and of course our players, who are elite athletes and even better people,” Cohon said.

“But the credit for everything and anything we do ultimately belongs to the people who make everything in the CFL possible: our fans.”