Originally Posted by Kaylore
Thanks for reminding about this. Surely there is some kind of provision for this circumstance and the league will not be absurdly draconian about it.
There is, it's a little known section of the NFL charter known as Provision Q. Unfortunately it states that for any contract roll back, the team's owner must allow the commissioner to sit on his face bare-assed for a period of no less than 3 minutes. I doubt Bowlen would agree to this.
Little known fact, this is commonly referred to as the Pete "Cheeks" Rozelle rule, named after the commisioner who was first required to carry it out.