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Hearing coming in May on Redskins, Cowboys cap grievance


Plenty of you have asked in recent days for an update on the status of the grievance filed by the Redskins and Cowboys after the removal of $46 million in total cap space from the two teams by the NFL.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a hearing will be held in May.

The grievance will be handled by Special Master Stephen Burbank, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The league contends that the Cowboys and Redskins violated the “spirit” of the salary cap during the uncapped year of 2010, even though the NFL approved all contracts submitted by the teams containing payments in 2010. The circumstances suggest that the NFL tried to impose restrictions on spending that didn’t exist in the labor deal, which would constitute collusion in the uncapped year.

The move has prompted a significant outcry from Cowboys and Redskins games, creating an unholy alliance between two arch rivals that could confirm the accuracy of the Mayan calendar.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m. ET: Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the hearing will be held on May 10.