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Roughriders lone CFL team to exceed salary cap

The Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders were the only team to surpass the Canadian Football League's 4.4-million salary cap in 2013, the league announced Wednesday.

Grey Cup champions will be fined $17,975

General manager Brendan Taman and the Roughriders were the only CFL club to exceed the $4.4 million salary cap last season and will be fined $17,975, or one dollar for each dollar it was over the cap. (Joe Bryksa/Winnipeg Free Press/Canadian Press/File)

The Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders were the only team to surpass the Canadian Football League's 4.4-million salary cap in 2013, the league announced Wednesday.

According to the CFL, the Roughriders' spent $4,417,975 in salaries last year. As per league rules, the club will be fined $17,975, or one dollar for each dollar it was over the cap.

The CFL conducts field audits of all eight clubs twice per year, once during the regular season and once following its completion.

And with no team exceeding the cap by more than $100,000, there will be no change to the order of selection for the CFL draft on May 13. Presently, the expansion Ottawa Redblacks have the first overall pick.

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