More On The Loss of Salary Cap Money
So, more details for the loss of salary cap money for the Redskins and Cowboys is coming out and I’m trying to wrap my brain around it. Supposedly, owners were WARNED several times not to take advantage of the uncapped year and that there would be penalties; I wonder if it was in writing. Several teams did take advantage of it but only the Redskins and Cowboys are being punished because their alleged use of it was considered SEVERE. Saints and Raiders won’t be punished. I would like to know their definition of SEVERE in this case. Also, if all teams were warned and more than two didn’t follow the league’s warning, how come only two are punished. Why not just punish all of them whether it was SEVERE or not.
It’s also being reported that the other 30 NFL owners had something to do with the punishment for the Redskins and Cowboys. I guess they feel they were abiding by the WARNING while the Redskins and Cowboys were not. As I stated before, other teams did violate the warning but are not being punished because their violations weren’t SEVERE enough.
So, it was written in the last CBA that if a deal between players and owners wasn’t done in a certain time, there would be an uncapped year (no salary cap). There was an uncapped year for all teams but owners were warned not to treat it as an uncapped year. Hmmm, okay.
One question I have is why did the league approve the contracts for the Redskins and Cowboys if they knew both teams were violating the warning? Something smells fishy about this whole thing. It just doesn’t make sense.
There is a Q&A at ESPN