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League won’t bend on Redskins cap penalties

Quarterback Robert Griffin III from Baylor University stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Washington Redskins as the number two overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft in New York Reuters

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.

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28 Responses to “League won’t bend on Redskins cap penalties”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Mar 18, 2013 7:40 AM

    It’s not a penalty … they just had to apply what they paid Haynesworth to their cap … just like any other team would have had to do. It’s only considered a penalty in Redskin fanboy world.

  2. stevenray72 says: Mar 18, 2013 7:51 AM

    Roger Goodell should pay the NFL a penalty for representing the league as a commissioner.

  3. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 18, 2013 7:53 AM

    hey ass this is not a kid vs dad analogy it more like a Bully bullying another kid . the only problem is one bully has more bullies standing behind him to support him. It ok the Redskins will have another good year 2013. Then in about a year from now they will UNLEASH HELL ON FREE AGENCY AND WIN SEVERAL SUPER BOWLS .!!!!!!!

  4. burgundyandgold says: Mar 18, 2013 7:55 AM

    whether or not you care about the Redskins you know this is wrong. But these things always have a way of working out – like, for example the Redskins playing the Super Bowl in Giants Stadium and forcing Mara to play the dutiful host. HTTR.

  5. cornersss says: Mar 18, 2013 8:11 AM

    good. Redskins were warned.

  6. pixelito says: Mar 18, 2013 8:14 AM

    LOL!

  7. ogbobbydeas says: Mar 18, 2013 8:19 AM

    The NFL is awesome, A cap penalty for a year with no rules and no cap. They did not penalize other teams like the Buccaneers for spending $5 on their total payroll to gain in my opinion the same ” Unfair Advantage ” that the Skins and Cowboys supposedly perpetrated. NFL will start losing fans with crap like this and with the stupid rule changes they are going to get running backs hurt by keeping their chins up on runs. The NFL is about to take a turn downward in the next few years,

  8. httr21 says: Mar 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    This is just their way of slowing us down..
    They KNOW if they dont “handicap” us the league will be boring…by that I mean watching the Redskins win the next 10 superbowls!!

  9. chubbyboy93 says: Mar 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    Can we please get this man leave the league. From this to making the game like a powder puff leave. Seriously get this man out of his position. I’m sick of him and John Mara both of them can go to hell. :)

  10. gochargersgo says: Mar 18, 2013 8:46 AM

    Damage has been done at this point. Most of the free agents have already signed.

  11. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 18, 2013 8:51 AM

    The National Fixed League can stick it. I hope Goodell enjoys handing us our 4th Lombardi next February in NY while Mara cries in his suite.

  12. mazblast says: Mar 18, 2013 8:52 AM

    John Mara is still fuming about losing the division title last year, huh?

  13. fringetastic says: Mar 18, 2013 8:53 AM

    Drop the bomb, Danny Boy, channel your inner Al Davis. If you have it in you, that is…

  14. joparks2012 says: Mar 18, 2013 8:55 AM

    And that is what we call an Authoritarian Dictatorship.

  15. champ1118 says: Mar 18, 2013 9:08 AM

    Redskins, you mad? You wanna get back at the league? You feel you got a raw deal? You wanna really stick it to Mara? There’s only one way to accomplish that. Here’s how you do it. Like Al Davis used to say “Just win baby!!”

  16. jwreck says: Mar 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    I just made a list of the 20 teams that were over or within 1m of the 123m “spirit of the cap” in 2010, and the top 15 teams in terms of 2013 cap room. I expect it to be removed due to length. But basically, of the 13 teams that dumped salary into 2010, six are in the top 15 in cap room, and only four teams (Denver, Cincy, Buffalo, and Tenessee) are in the top 15 without spending over 123m in 2010, dumping salary, or spending under the imaginary cap floor.

  17. rtant2013 says: Mar 18, 2013 10:21 AM

    It’s kindof funny looking at this from a Redskins fan. Mara unleashed these ridiculous penalties because he was scared the Redskins and cowboys would take over the division, and that’s what happened even with the bull penalties. So to make it even better, Redskins winning a Super Bowl next year in the Giants Stadium. Would be q big a F you to Godell and Mara.

  18. nebster21 says: Mar 18, 2013 11:16 AM

    So why is it that the league cannot be punished for stuff from the old CBA yet the Redskins and the Cowboys can be punished for doing NOTHING wrong under the old CBA.

  19. rg3skinsgetsome says: Mar 18, 2013 12:17 PM

    Teams that dumped cap in 2010
    Philly: jason peters 8.5m dump to retain- leonard weaver 6.5 m dump to re-sign

    Chicago: julius peppers 24m dump to fa sign

    Kansas city: tyson jackson 16m dump to retain/trade/release

    Houston: matt schaub 10m dump to retain/trade/release

    Seattle: marcus trufant 24m dump to retain/release

    Patriots: randy moss 8.5m dump to trade

    New york giants: brandon jacobs 14m dump to release- justin tuck 5m dump to retain…

    Wash: d hall 14.5m dump to retain- albert haynesworth 21m dump to trade

    There was 16 teams over the imaginary cap in 2010 us and boys have to pay cap penalty. . What a load of bs…rodger goodell and mara r buddys and will do whatever it takes to hert the redskins.. what happen to penalize those other teams that I mentioned..

  20. gatorbait35 says: Mar 18, 2013 12:45 PM

    You Deadskins fans crack me up. No…the world is not against you. No…you’re not being persecuted. No…you’re not that good.
    Suck it up and live with the letter of the law. It’s a clear violation. Danny boy and Bruce Allen did it to you…be mad at them.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 18, 2013 1:05 PM

    Go ahead and keep challenging it, so that the Giants, Patriots and Dallas can outbid everyone for free agents. That’s why Jerry is silent. Snyder still doesn’t get it.

  22. audge86 says: Mar 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    They could rebalance it by giving every other team $36 million extra to spend/restructure contracts.

    Is that fair? I bet that would piss off redskins fans too

    The team did a pretty unfair thing. There should be consequences

  23. dlr4skins says: Mar 18, 2013 2:19 PM

    Just as the ‘Skins are becoming GREAT, the league (lead by Rog who burned the Pats tapes faster than the ‘Skins cut Fat Albert) has SUCKED.

  24. the3taveren says: Mar 18, 2013 2:24 PM

    Some people are so stupid. How hard is it top get that that Skins and Cowboys (to a lesser extent) were given the shaft for doing nothing wrong. The broke no rules, the NFL approved every contract they made, and had since agreed that the Skins and Pukes broke no rules. They did the EXACT same thing that EVERY NFL team could have done (and many did) but they are the only two teams being punished! Is it just a confidence that the guy that spearheaded this witch hunt is a division rival to the only two teams that get penalized. The Bucd and Chiefs deviated from the imaginary $123M cap by almost add much as the two teams that were punished. They got off Scott free because they aren’t in the NFCE!

    Skins’ fans don’t think everyone is out to get us, just John Mara and Roger Godahell!

  25. rg3skinsgetsome says: Mar 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    To all u haters out there..there’s a video out there that was recored and was released this week about rodger goodell lying about the nflpa knowing there was a secreat agreement about the owners not spending in the uncapped year. They claim they did not know..skins actually have rodger goodell by the balls now that the nflpa would back the skins in this case.. you can say what u want but I already proved 16 teams where over the cap. When a team like skins and cowboys run the free agent market why not penalize them so they can’t make any moves? Either way u take our money and we win the east and this year where taking the league by strom and we will win superbowl to shut u haters up.. boom

  26. mattw70 says: Mar 18, 2013 3:46 PM

    So the Skins won’t be able to sign any free agents this off season.I’ve been told for years that,signing FAs is not the way to build a Super Bowl team by other fans.
    But they don’t have a problem with their team doing it.They’ll be back to whining next off season,when the Skins get their money back.

  27. skinsfansince71 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    rg3skinsgetsome says: Mar 18, 2013 12:17 PM

    Teams that dumped cap in 2010
    Philly: jason peters 8.5m dump to retain- leonard weaver 6.5 m dump to re-sign

    Chicago: julius peppers 24m dump to fa sign

    Kansas city: tyson jackson 16m dump to retain/trade/release

    Houston: matt schaub 10m dump to retain/trade/release

    Seattle: marcus trufant 24m dump to retain/release

    Patriots: randy moss 8.5m dump to trade

    New york giants: brandon jacobs 14m dump to release- justin tuck 5m dump to retain…

    Wash: d hall 14.5m dump to retain- albert Haynesworth 21m dump to trade

    If this is true,can somebody tell me why these other teams were not fined for breaking the “spirit” of the rule?

  28. commonsensedude says: Mar 18, 2013 9:08 PM

    First New Orleans. Then Green Bay. Now Washington. Sometimes I think Roger Goodell is on a mission to make NFL fans throughout the country hate his very existence, one city at a time.

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