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Penalties send strong signal

Cowboys, Redskins hit hard despite lack of written prohibition

Originally Published: March 13, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

For the second time in two weeks, the NFL has revealed some dishonorable behavior. Following the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" debacle currently awaiting punishment, the NFL has now announced penalties stemming from contract structuring in the uncapped year of 2010. In issuing the penalties, the NFL took a strong stance against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for behavior that was not prohibited in writing.

The league is deducting $36 million from the Redskins' cap and $10 ...

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