Many Redskins fans have pointing towards today, May 10, for several weeks. There will be a hearing of the Redskins’ and Cowboys’ appeal of the salary cap penalties of $36 million and $10 million, respectively, handed down by the NFL in March.
It doesn’t look like there will be much going on today. According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, the two sides in the dispute will meet with arbitrator Stephen Burbank in Philadelphia but “today’s meeting will be small.”
So small, in fact, that Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones are not expected to be in attendance. It appears that the hearing today will be more procedural and that the two sides presenting their cases will come at a later date.
The wheels of justice turn slowly. There will not be a resolution to this anytime soon. My advice would be to enjoy the spring weather, ponder the future of Chris Cooley and debate whether or not Josh LeRibeus will have an impact this year. A ruling will come sometime during the summer, probably in late June or July. Any decision that comes quickly, in fact, is likely to be bad news for the Redskins as it likely would be Burbank throwing the case out.