violated the in-season $180 salary cap via a player transaction that
raised his salary to $184. The violation was not noticed until 3
days after, during which the newly acquired player on Chiachi's team
(which put him over the cap) did play 1 game.
reversed the last transaction performed by Chiachi, bringing Chiachi's
team salary back to $180. After 2 days of deliberation
(consulting the constitution) the commissioner assessed a penalty to
Chiachi in accordance with rule 5.5.III in version 1.1.9 of the
constitution. Chiachi's current-year in-season salary cap was
reduced to $175 and his off-season cap was lowered to $145 (a penalty
of $5 off each cap).
Since after being
assessed the penalty, Chiachi's team salary was again over the cap
(salary was $180 but the penalty lowered his cap to $175) Chiachi was
given 2 days to make the necessary roster changes to bring his team
salary into compliance with his new cap. He did so by dropping a
player. No further action was taken.