As far as Rogers goes, the former second-overall pick is not eligible to play in the CFL because he is still under suspension in the NFL. According to TSN Canada, this clause was enacted in 2006 when RB Ricky Williams played in the CFL even though he was not eligible to play in the NFL.
The story gets a little more dicey when it comes to Jones. According to Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers decided they were done pursuing the former first-rounder when he appeared on streaming video "sound(ing) exactly like what he is: a loser who had absolutely no interest in the CFL, other than using it to sucker another NFL team into throwing money at him."
Apparently, per Friesen, Pacman appeared on the video shirtless, even flexing for the camera at one point. Here are a few quotes from Pacman's video outlined in Friesen's article:
- "Don't throw no dollars at me. If you want to throw somethin' at me, throw me an NFL contract, man."
- "Go to the UFL (sic) and do my thing and get ready for a playoff run in the NFL, you know what I'm sayin'?"
- "I've got a clause in my contract. When I get a call from an NFL team, I can go over. I actually got two calls today, so if they tell me tomorrow that Pacman's back, that'd be a bummer for all my Winnipeg fans."