It was reported last month that a hearing will be held on May 10 in the case of the $46 million in cap space stripped from the Redskins and Cowboys for taking the term “uncapped year” too literally in 2010.
Since tomorrow is May 10, it’s worth reminding everyone that the hearing is coming.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the hearing will proceed without witnesses or evidence, focusing instead on jurisdictional issues, such as whether the Cowboys and Redskins have any rights at all, given that the NFLPA agreed to the removal of the cap space. It seems, then, that the hearing will focus on the motion to dismiss that the NFL filed in response to the grievance, which contends that the NFLPA’s agreement to the cap penalties prevents the teams from attacking it.
As a result, it undoubtedly means that a second hearing will be held if/when Special Master Stephen Burbank allows the grievance to proceed.
Which means that this issue won’t be resolved any time soon.