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.....................to the NFL. Are there 2 more poorly run sport franchises in the world today? Hell they can't even fudge the rules and win. Really reminds me of the dear ole aggies.........they cheat but still have zero success.
An arbitrator upheld the NFL's salary cap reductions on the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for this season and next.
Stephen Burbank ruled Tuesday in favor of the league and dismissed the grievances by both teams. The Redskins lost $36 million over two years. The Cowboys lost $10 million for overloading contracts during the uncapped 2010 season despite league warnings about such maneuvering.
The Cowboys and Redskins, who filed their grievances against the league and players' association, said in a joint statement they would "abide by the arbitrator's decision to dismiss."
"We will continue to focus on our football teams and the 2012 season," the NFC rivals said.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones compared the dynamics of the salary cap with using a credit card.
"The way you work around the salary cap is you kind of use the credit card to spend money that you won't be spending in the future," Jones said Tuesday at the owners meeting. "So it caused us to do more credit card spending in the future."
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team is "obviously disappointed." Asked how losing another $18 million might inhibit the Redskins, he said: "We'll see. We'll have time to talk about it."
This post was edited by austinr 23 months ago
"Leadership is wisdom, courage and great carelessness of self"
The fact that Jerry Jones is so far and away the worst pro sports owner in Dallas today is just glorious.
Its odd that the two most poorly run teams are currently 1 & 2 on Forbes list of the most valuable NFL franchises.
Jones would be a good owner if he'd 1) quit trying to be GM and stay out of the on-the-field personnel decision making process and 2) quit overcharging fans for every amenity associated with the stadium. Neither of which will ever happen.
I went to the Death Star to see the Texas-UNC basketball game (only because I was offered free tickets and parking pass) and to take my youngest son there for a pre-season game (bought tickets on Stub-Hub for $10 a piece). IMO, it's a terrible place to see a sporting event--primarily because you cannot keep yourself from watching that big screen TV (which I can do at home and not have to take out a loan to watch the game). I have absolutely no sympathy for that man or what happens to his team--and I've followed the Cowboys since their days in the Cotton Bowl. Drives me crazy to see what he's done to the franchise since Jimmy Johnson left. But, I digress...
This post was edited by Danno2 23 months ago
why would the NFL approve the deals, then reject them later?
The NLFPA filed a collusion lawsuit today because of the info that came out with this. They are probably going to win.
You can run down JJ all you want, but in this instance, they technically did nothing wrong. NFL tried to make a backroom deal with the owners. The NFL league office approved ALL of the deals, then comes back later and tries to say they broke rules that were not present. An Uncapped year, is exactly that. You are free to pay anyone, whatever you deem necessary.
Not sure how anyone thinks Dallas/Wash is a worse franchise than some like Oakland, etc.
This post was edited by UTortho 23 months ago
You need to read more about this story. The NFL many times warned both teams. They play too close to the edge. The reason JJ should be called out is he played with an unfair advantage and still had a bad team.
There was no collective bargaining agreement that season between the NFL teams and NFLPA. The class action lawsuit is almost certainly going to win because it was in fact collusion.
And the NFL just admitted so by punishing two teams for breaking from the pack.
Its not that simple. There are attorneys who think the NFL will win.
Of course it is not that simple and of course there are attorneys that think the NFL will win. The bottom line is the NFL is on the record saying there was an agreement to force a salary cap in place and punish those teams that did not comply.
Without a collective agreement that is the very definition of price fixing and collusion and it is exactly why the NFLPA had this suit ready to go the second the arbitrator ruled against the Cowboys and Redskins.
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