I’m commissioner of a keeper league that’s in it’s 3rd year. Each year, every team gets to select 2 keepers. There is a rule in the league constitution that says:
“Players can only be kept by one team for 3 consecutive years. After a player has been kept for 3
consecutive years, they are no longer eligible to be a keeper, and are returned to the draft pool.”
Reading through it recently, I realized that it isn’t very clear whether that means you get to select a player as your keeper 3 times (meaning you got them on your team for 4) or you get to keep the player 2 times (meaning you got them on your team for 3 years). So I put it to a league vote, and the majority chose the second option: keep 2 times, roster 3 years.
The issue is, I now have a league mate (who is technically co-commissioner, but that’s really just as a backup cause I do everything) messaging me saying he wished he’d known that’s how it was going to work before the draft. Which seems like a fair point.
So, my question for everyone is: do I honor the poll, and tell everyone that they can’t keep certain players next year, or do I override that and say that all players are still available to keep next year because that rule wasn’t clear at draft time? If I go with option 2, the clarified rule would take affect after next years keepers are selected.