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Grey Cup-champion Roughriders lone CFL team to exceed $4.4-million salary cap

Saskatchewan Roughriders celebrate after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to win the Grey Cup on November 24, 2013 in Regina. The Roughriders were the only team to surpass the CFL's 4.4-million salary cap in 2013, the league announced Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Saskatchewan Roughriders celebrate after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to win the Grey Cup on November 24, 2013 in Regina. The Roughriders were the only team to surpass the CFL's 4.4-million salary cap in 2013, the league announced Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO - The Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders were the only team to surpass the CFL'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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