Originally Posted by Hoofbite
Because they allocated the salary to their benefit to an egregious amount that gave them ridiculously low cap hits during a time when there was a cap. Is that not obvious?
No signing bonus, 17M base salary the 1st year. They basically took what you would expect a signing bonus to be and instead of having to prorate it over the contract, they gave it to him as a base salary.
I think that is smart thinking...why not? No salary cap was in place, and another team or two did the same thing.
Is it the Cowboys or Redskins fault because Mara was to dumb to do the same thing in a year with no salary cap?
Then, Mara crys to Goodell and instead of fining all teams, he fines just the ones in the NFC-E?