It was reported Sunday that the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys would be filing a grievance against the NFL and NFLPA for penalizing the two teams millions of dollars in 2012 salary cap space for what were deemed spending violations during the uncapped 2010 season. Washington had $36 million dollars in 2012 cap space taken away, while the Cowboys lost $10 million in cap space. It seems John Mara, the chair of the NFL Management Council and owner of the rival New York Giants, feels the penalty was fair and perhaps even not enough. Via Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com:
"I thought the penalties imposed were proper," John Mara, the New York Giants' owner and chair of the NFL Management Council, which imposed the penalties said Sunday. "What they did was in violation of the spirit of the salary cap. They attempted to take advantage of a one-year loophole, and quite frankly, I think they're lucky they didn't lose draft picks."
I think it's safe to say the NFL team meetings in Florida this week will be an interesting affair.
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