NFLPA silent, for now, on possible diversion of funds from salary cap by Washington

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The other 31 owners may not have been the only victims of the alleged Washington Commanders scheme to divert revenue from NFL games to other events held at FedEx Field. If the allegations regarding a ticket-sales shell game are true, the NFL Players Association may have something to say about the situation.

It’s a simple proposition. If money was moved from league revenues to non-league revenues, that money never made it into the calculation drives the salary cap. Which means that the salary cap was lower than it should have been.

The NFLPA has not yet issued a statement on the matter. Obviously, any type of financial shenanigans become a legitimate concern for the union. In 2016, the NFLPA won a legal battle with the league regarding the allegedly improper diversion of funds from the salary-cap fund to a nonexistent stadium-renovation exception.

Thus, it’s likely the union won’t remain silent about this. If money was stolen from the league by the Commanders, it also was stolen from the players. And if the other owners are upset about this (as they should be), the players should be upset about it, too.

20 responses to “NFLPA silent, for now, on possible diversion of funds from salary cap by Washington

  1. What Washington pulled, may stop some of the nice things the government, like some tax exemptions for one, and now the league will need to cooperate since they already caught one with his hand in the cookie jar.

  2. Let’s say Washington sells 70K tickets per game at an average of $100 each. Thats $7M per game, times 10 games. Thats $70M in gate. Let’s then assume Washington hide half of it (they couldn’t). Thats $35M. Now the players get about half of that. Thats $17.5. That works out to about $500K per team. The NFL brings in over $10 billion a year. That $35M a year if hidden is a accounting rounding error.

  3. Owners screwing owners is something that Goodell can keep within the boy’s club. The public might never learn of anything. But the players ain’t part of that club, and the Players’ Union knows to use the media as a weapon of leverage. So if this really did happen, we is gonna learn about it.

  4. So Daniel Snyder is being accused of sexual assault, money laundering, not paying his NFL bills, is being investigated by the US Congress…… but is allowed to oversee the day to day operations of an NFL franchise? Yikes.. how they haven’t at least slapped him with “suspended indefinitely pending investigation” I have no clue what so ever.

  5. I’m confident that there are some tax invasion issues too. Please force this hideous owner out of the NFL

  6. The League will take no action, but Congress might. This cesspool of corruption and back door deals is on shaky ground.

  7. It’s not good when your off-season news is consumed by front office shenanigans instead of ways to improve ourselves on the field…how do Washington expect their players to conduct themselves accordingly when front office management are not following the rules???

  8. The NFL has to step in and change the ownership of the Washington Commaders. The franchise is a disaster and has been for over 20 years. The DMV – District, Maryland, and Virginia – is a fantastic market for the NFL with very affluent and loyal fans. The NFL is losing big time revenue and damaging it’s reputation by not having a viable and well run franchise in this market. Roger and the other owners need to step up and do something.

  9. They’re silent because this is all made up in an outrageous and egregious attempt to bully Mr. Snyder into selling the team. Mr. Snyder and Barrister Tacopina will execute their next move shortly. Book it.

  10. amaf22 says:
    April 14, 2022 at 8:36 am
    They’re silent because this is all made up in an outrageous and egregious attempt to bully Mr. Snyder into selling the team. Mr. Snyder and Barrister Tacopina will execute their next move shortly. Book it.
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    What is wrong with some of you people? Why do you worship an obvious crook like Snyder? What is your fascination with wealthy hucksters? Do you wish that you had their power? I honestly do not understand it.

  11. Okay, everybody, just relax. Billionaires (American Oligarchs) don’t follow rules or laws or even our Constitution, those things apply to the rest of us, not them. Restrictions are for those that don’t have real money. If you don’t have a super yacht or at least have it ordered you probably don’t have real money.

  12. Does this also make one wonder how many owners are violating the salary cap with under the table compensation. Just saying….

  13. Billionaires have the best interests of others in mind. That’s how they became billionaires. Trust me.

  14. With everything that’s been going on with Washington, between their name, the accusations, the investigations, all the distractions, they still have a better record over the last 10 years than the N.Y. Giants.
    That makes me ill…

  15. greenbaydean says:
    April 13, 2022 at 9:09 pm
    The NFL brings in over $10 billion a year. That $35M a year if hidden is a accounting rounding error.
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    No matter how much money you are making, if your accountant is rounding past a dollar he’s a crook.

  16. It is becoming obvious that there is a concerted effort being undertaken to get rid of Snyder. He may well deserve it, if these allegations are proven true. But probably most franchises are engaging the same antics to some degree. Yet he is the one being singled out. So clearly there is an ongoing effort to pressure him to leave the NFL. Is it just the media because they clearly despise the man, or is there something else going on behind the scenes?

  17. The reason for the lack of outrage by the league & owners is the same as every old boys club, back room deal making, thin blue line walking, plausible deniability using, power broker system which is “if we don’t hold them accountable this time then they won’t hold us accountable when we do something equally egregious next time.” And the reason the union isn’t screaming is probably because their involved in one of those back room meetings right now to keep them quiet. It’s all a racket.

  18. Look the KISS principle here. If your the head finance guy- figuring more then one person is involved in funds and accounting, and your not coming out immediately and saying this is all BS then I would suspect its the head finance guy or person who is making the allegations and has the dirt.
    You don’t let congress or anyone pry into your accounting if you have nothing to hide, you fight it. You go to great strides to make them get access to prove you did nothing wrong.

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