BRETT STUBBS, Mercury
TIGERS president Steve Old has called for open slather on player payments by scrapping the TSL salary cap.
The TSL salary cap is $80,000 a season, with all payments to assistant and specialist playing coaches to be included, but Old said axing the salary cap would end speculation and rumours on player payments.
“I’m not a fan of salary caps. My theory is if you can’t police it, why have it?” Old said.
“Hypothetically, if Glenorchy and the Tigers wanted to pay $300,000 and they could afford it, why shouldn’t we do it? There has got to be very clear processes in place put in for AFL Tas to monitor clubs to make sure they are not breaking themselves, but in the end if a club can afford it, why not?
“I don’t think any club is in a position to go stupid with their salary cap, but in the end I think