On Monday, March 12th, Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, penalized the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys for “contract practices . . . during the 2010 league year [that] created an unacceptable risk to future competitive balance.” This charge traces back to 2008, when the owners, in a move that eventually led to the 18-week lockout, opted out of the collective bargaining agreement. As a result the 2010–11 NFL season did not feature a salary cap.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 21, 2012. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Bernstein, Simon, "Collusion, Antitrust, and the NFL" (2012). AELJ Blog. 6.