Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
The only thing that has some substance is that Debartolo worked the system in the non-salary cap era
Right, but that wasn't cheating. There were no rules on salary cap. Debartolo is part of the reason why we have one now, but he wasn't cheating then - he was just lavishing money on his team and he wasn't the only one. The battle between him and the Cowboys to spend more money was the main thing that precipitated the modern system.