Before we start lynching Goodell or make effigies of him:
Albert Breer wrote:
NFL Management Council Executive Committee
"The Management Council Executive Committee determined that the contract practices of a small number of clubs during the 2010 league year created an unacceptable risk to future competitive balance, particularly in light of the relatively modest salary cap growth projected for the new agreement's early years," the NFL said in a statement.The competition committee would not give final approval of the new adjusted salary cap number for the 2012 season until this matter was taken care of
"To remedy these effects and preserve competitive balance throughout the league, the parties to the CBA agreed to adjustments to team salary for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. These agreed-upon adjustments were structured in a manner that will not affect the salary cap or player spending on a league-wide basis."
. The union pushed to make sure the pool would not shrink, so it was decided that the savings from the Redskins' and Cowboys' infractions would go back in the pool, and be split among the 28 abiding teams.
(2010 when it happened): Richardson (Panthers), Bowlen (Broncos), Jones (Cowboys), Kraft (Patriots), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Mike Brown (Bengals), Bill Ford Jr. (Lions), John Mara (Giants), Art Rooney II (Steelers), Mark Murphy (Packers), Michael Bidwell (Cardinals)NFL Competition Commitee:
Rich McKay (Chair, Falcons), John Mara (Giants), Ozzie Newsome (Ravens), Stephen Jones (Cowboys), Rick Smith (Texans), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Mark Murphy (Packers), Ken Whisenhunt (Cardinals)
Theres been a few changes and a few seats swapped over in both commitees between 2010 and 2011 - but sounds like its the owners and the NFLPA (or whatever they want to call it) that have decided this