His comments are disgraceful to his credibility as a NT captain. Problems with payments happen all over the world - it is nothing new. At least, as he said, players are being paid 40/50 percent - which is great from a business sense. A business entity may not have enough cash-flow all the time to pay all the dues. Default is a common word in the business world.
However, after the tournament, or after a tolerable time, if the dues are not paid, then it will be a question of credibility for that franchise given that there is always a window of negotiation/bargaining open between the payer and the payee.