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Redskins Exceeded 'Secret Salary Cap' By $102 Million In 2010

One day after an arbitrator chucked out the appeal of the Redskins and Cowboys against the NFL's $46 million salary cap penalties, the NFLPA decided to take a crack of their own. Wednesday, a collusion complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota by the NFLPA, who allege that the NFL implemented a "secret salary cap" of $123 million prior to the supposedly uncapped 2010 season.

From the filing:

The NFLPA and the players also later learned that, according to internal NFL calculations, those four Clubs did not adhere to the league-wide conspiracy, at least not fully, in exceeding the secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season by the following amounts: Redskins:$102,833,047; Cowboys: $52,938,774; Raiders: $41,914,060; Saints: $36,329,770

Yeah, you read that right. The Redskins exceeded the "secret salary cap" by over $100 million in 2010. Gee, I wonder who could possibly have been paid so extravagantly as to put the team that deep in the hole. Anyone know?Because I sure can't think of anyone.