The Redskins released a statement from Bruce Allen about the salary cap reductions that were reported by various media outlets. His statement, basically, was “what sanctions?”
Let’s parse and translate Allen’s statement here.
The Washington Redskins have received no written documentation from the NFL concerning adjustments to the team salary cap in 2012 as reported in various media outlets.
As noted about, this is “what the heck are you talking about?” The league has only issued a rather vague statement about threats to competitive balance and “adjustments to team salaries”. No team were named, no adjustment amounts were given.
Every contract entered into by the club during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 collective bargaining agreements and, in fact, were approved by the NFL commissioner’s office.
The Redskins were given a set of rules by which they were to operate. Those rules were agreed to by the league and the players. Those rules, Allen is saying, were obeyed to the letter. Every transaction was examined and approved by the league. And, two years after the fact, someone is telling us there is something wrong?
We look forward to free agency, the draft and the coming football season.
The Redskins are also looking forward to receiving some sort of written notice from the NFL about all of this. And their lawyers are very much looking forward to that documentation as well so that they can know how to proceed. Dan Snyder has sued grandmothers and newspaper columnists before, there is no reason to think that he won’t try legal remedies to prevent his team from being punished when they violated no rules.
Unless and until they hear otherwise, Allen says it's business as usual at Redskins Park with a full cap to work with.