Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jerry Jones will let cap ruling go
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jerry Jones sued the NFL in the 1990s. He will not do so again in 2012.
Last week, special master Stephen Burbank upheld the NFL’s decision to dock the Dallas Cowboys $10 million in salary cap space and the Washington Redskins $36 million for how the teams paid out and restructured contracts in 2010.
A day after Burbank’s ruling, the NFL Players Association filed suit against the league claiming collusion took place in 2010.
“We honor that ruling and we were very emphatic that there was no deal among the owners about anything to do with the cap and that was our position,” Jones said during Wednesday’s organized team activity at Cowboys Stadium. “We honor the arbitrator’s ruling. The ruling is that the place to hear this was not in his jurisdiction, the place to hear it was over in federal court, which we’re not interested in getting involved in that.”
“I just don’t want to,” Jones said.
In 1996, Jones filed a countersuit for $750 million against the NFL after the league alleged Jones violated the sponsorship rules with deals at Texas Stadium with non-NFL sponsors. Eventually both sides agreed to drop the suits.