the nflpa has already stated that this falls under the personal conduct code, and therefore goodell can act unilaterally. They've also said they'll fight for any member where his due process is being infringed, IE being banned while still under investigation.
Although this is a good thing, it was a rushed policy intended to quell anti-nfl public opinion, and as such isn't really thought out because goodell is a talentless hack. this will very likely require a few legal battles to hash out where the lines will be drawn irt what constitutes a probation, beyond what goodell decides does.
lastly, if your first thought was "how does this effect the woman beater i cheer for" you are a useless piece of poo.
forcing teams to spend the entirety of the cap seems like a horribly shortsighted cash grab. (sean gilbert indeed)
if teams have to max out the cap, then owners are going to hesitate to rase the cap which is going to bring contract growth to a crawl. not to mention the blow to the strategic aspect of the game it will bring as teams cant save money to invest in talented players in future years but are instead forced to give it to crappy players now (which means more 1 year contracts, which im assuming the PA would be against)
and lol at this guy's opening demands including taking money out of the charities that get the fine money hands and giving it to the players. Gilbert is as dumb as ever and clearly doesnt understand politics.
Forcing teams to spend the majority of the cap is a good way to address a problem that's been going on forever, namely cheap owners pocketing revenue and putting out a crap product. Mike Brown, the Glazers, etc were all taken to task in the last round of negotiations because they'd become infamous for this. The Glazers went so far as to use NFL money to pay down debt on Manchester United. They'd become famous for putting ridiculous incentive clauses into contracts (return 12 punts for a TD) to reach the salary cap floor. This isn't a cash grab at all and would probably be something the major owners would be in favor of.
The growth of the salary cap is tied to television revenues and has been since the mid nineties. forcing them to max it out would have absolutely no effect.
Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall stylebattle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post.
Gilbert, the former NFL defensive tackle, is coming out guns blazing in his desire to take Smith's post and run the NFL's players union. And Gilbert has a radical and fascinating campaign platform for how he thinks the union should approach the next round of negotiations with the league.
1. Terminate the CBA under the provisions of anti-collusion. Mostly, so he can somehow get them to agree to:
3. Raise minimum salary to $1m 6. Rookie contracts reduced to 3 years 8. Players can only be franchise tagged once. 10. Eliminate 2 preseason games 11. Eliminate comp draft picks. 12. Rookies can renegotiate their contracts whenever (Russell Wilson rule) 13. Rosters increase to 57 players 18. Teams must pay the entire salary cap each year. unspent money is metered out to players. 19. fug Roger Goodell. Yeah, it just says that, weird. 20. Money from fines goes to retired players in need. 21. Cutting a player now requires you to pay them 10% of remaining contract money to dissolve the contract. 23. Things we're willing to give up to get this from the owners A- 18 game season B- Push SB to middle of February C- Force cities to bid for the SB like the Olympics