Alright, good news / bad news:
Good news: OOTP fixed the bug
Fixed AI signing international Amateur FA to 0$ contracts/IAFA players resetting draft demands on save/load
Bad news: Everyone needs to update to the latest OOTP (21.2.39), released today around 11am ET. Here are the instructions if you directly got the game from OOTP. Steam should auto-update, as should the Mac OS X App Store.