July 15, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Broncos, Cowboys deny collusion claims by NFLPA
The Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys have denied that they engaged in collusion together while signing wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant to new blockbuster deals.
The investigation is being dropped by the NFL Players Association since the players got paid.
“We did not under any type of interpretation,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a conference call. “We did not in any way have collusion. I didn’t know until just a second ago watching it on television that the player at Denver had signed. So there was none between the Cowboys and Denver at all.”
Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million contract with $45 million guaranteed. Thomas signed a five-year, $70 million deal with $43.5 million guaranteed. The Broncos issued a statement denying that they colluded with the Cowboys.
"The suggestion that our club may have colluded with another team about a negotiation is completely false and without merit," the Broncos said.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun