If there was any question that the Redskins might be able to get back some of their $36 million salary cap penalty, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell removed it during a press conference during the league meetings in Phoenix.
When asked about if any removal or modification of the penalty was possible, Goodell said, “I’ve told the Redskins directly that there will be no modification to their cap.”
“Their cap” already has been “modified”, of course, to the tune of $18 million less to spend on player salaries in each of the past two years.
Goodell said that he has talked to the Redskins about the matter twice in the past 30 days. He would not address either the comment that Bruce Allen made last week saying that the penalty was a “travesty of fairness” or reports that the Redskins were considering taking legal action in the case.