Unless they’re not.
Mike Florio of our corporate cousins over at Pro Football Talk isn’t completely convinced that the fight to get the combined $46 million in salary cap penalties nullified is over.
Although he admits that the two teams “strongly implied” that the case was over when they issued their brief statement on Tuesday, he points out that neither team has responded to an email asking if the matter is, indeed, completely closed.
Florio also cited a source who told him that “the fight may not be over”.
That certainly doesn’t seem like much for Redskins fans who want the team to continue to pursue what they see as justice to hang their hats on. The two teams could be letting the joint statement stand as the final word on the matter. And what the anonymous source said hardly seems to be anything close to definitive.
But it’s not over until it’s over and the Redskins could well continue to explore options up to and including a lawsuit. They did not give up any legal right to sue by issuing a PR statement.
The odds seem slim but the situation bears watching.