Though some wondered whether recent comments by the Redskins pointed to the possibility of a deal with the league on reducing their salary cap penalties, there was no good news waiting on them in Arizona.
According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, league officials including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Redskins there would be no leniency.
While there had been a series of meetings between the Redskins and the league on the topic, with the team hoping to get some cap space back in the future, Goodell himself shot that possibility down.
“It won’t happen,” a source told Maske.
“I was really hoping the last 24 hours we would get some good news from the NFL, that they would look at our situation and possibly give us some cap back,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday. “But that did not happen.”
According to the report, the league won’t bend on its original ruling “in part because it does not believe there is any reason to do so.”
To anyone with kids, or anyone who has been a kid, this is known as the “Because I said so,” defense, and the Redskins now have to hope that Dad doesn’t pull the car over.