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NFL Salary Cap Penalty: NFL Seeks Dismissal Of Redskins, Cowboys Challenge

The NFL is asking an arbitrator to dismiss the challenge against the league's salary cap penalties against the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys according to an article posted by Mark Maske of the Washington Post. The reason for asking for this dismissal is because since the salary cap was agreed upon by the Players Association, the teams shouldn't be able to challenge the ruling.

A hearing in this case is scheduled for May 10 and it is not yet apparent when arbitrator Stephen Burbank will rule on the request by the NFL. Burbank has jurisdiction to rule on items involving the salary cap. If he rules in favor of the NFL the Redskins and Cowboys could try to appeal his decision through an appeals court. By that time though they could find it hard to find salary cap relief in the courts.

It does appear on the early stages, that there are some that believe that Burbank will side with the NFL on this issue. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com forwarded a quote from NFL Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jeff Pash.

There is always the chance that decisions could swing the other way when it comes to the courts, but the Redskins and Cowboys will exhaust every avenue they can.

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