WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The grievance filed against the NFL by the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys over $46 million in salary cap penalties levied against them has been dismissed.
The Redskins were docked $36 million in cap space for alleged infractions during the uncapped 2010 season. The Cowboys docked $10 million for the same reason.
Although nothing was officially put on paper, the league issued multiple verbal warnings about not overloading contracts in uncapped seasons. The cap penalties were assessed for not heeding the warnings.
On Tuesday morning at the owner’s meetings in Atlanta, NFL executive vice president Jeffrey Pash announced that Special Master Stephen Burbank, who was overseeing the grievance, sided with the league and dismissed the case.
Both teams were forced to take at least half of the hit this season, which translates into a penalty of at least $18 million for the Redskins and $5 million for the Cowboys.