In response to the decision made by an arbitrator to dismiss their challenge of the NFL's salary cap penalties assessed earlier this offseason, the Redskins and Cowboys issued the following joint statement.
Joint statement by the #Redskins and #Cowboys on the salary cap: ""We pursued our salary cap claim pursuant to the CBA...(more)— Redskins (@Redskins) May 22, 2012
"and we respect and will abide by the arbitrator's decision to dismiss. We will continue to focus on our football teams and the 2012 season"— Redskins (@Redskins) May 22, 2012
In other words, case closed. For what it's worth, the teams are likely on the right ethical and moral side here, but it seems likely that the NFLPA signing off on these penalties in agreement with the league is what doomed the case.
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