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    Saints Player Suspensions Announced



    from bountygate. Jonathan Vilma is suspended for the season. Tony Hargrove 8 games. Will Smith 4 games. Scott Fujita 3 games.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/78...s-bounty-roles
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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    OUCH.




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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Wow.

    This impacts the Browns (Fujita) and Seahawks (Hargrove) as well.


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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    So why exactly were the players fined? Did they run/help run the system?




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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Wow! One year?!? I'm guessing its because Goodell wants a 'safe and clean' league he wants to send a message.




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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    So why exactly were the players fined? Did they run/help run the system?
    I can't speak on Hargrove or Fujita, but with Vilma I believe they had hard evidence showing that he was specifically in on the whole bounty program and actively and knowingly participated.
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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I can't speak on Hargrove or Fujita, but with Vilma I believe they had hard evidence showing that he was specifically in on the whole bounty program and actively and knowingly participated.
    What does that mean? Do they have evidence of Vilma specifically targeted and hitting people with illegal hits?
    I may be in the minority, but until Goodell comes out and gives valid reasons for these punishments, I'm going to support the players in this instance. These punishments are ludicrous without a really good explanation.




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    They deserve punishment, HARSH punishment. They earned all of what they're getting. Kudos to Sheriff Goddell.




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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    What does that mean? Do they have evidence of Vilma specifically targeted and hitting people with illegal hits?
    I may be in the minority, but until Goodell comes out and gives valid reasons for these punishments, I'm going to support the players in this instance. These punishments are ludicrous without a really good explanation.
    Again, they have evidence and documentation on Vilma specifically advocating and supporting these bounties.

    Vilma reportedly put $10,000 cash on the table in the team’s meeting room and said the cash would go to anyone who could knock Brett Favre out of the NFC Championship Game in January of 2010.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...r-all-of-2012/
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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    From that same article:

    The NFL says that Hargrove eventually admitted his role in the team’s bounty program, but that at first “Hargrove also actively obstructed the league’s 2010 investigation into the program by being untruthful to investigators.”
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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Anyone that could even be remotely linked to Greg Williams and the "bounty scandal" was going to get punished severely. The Saints obviously knew this was going to happen otherwise they wouldn't have signed 2 top rated inside linebackers.
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    Re: Saints Player Suspensions Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Wow. This impacts the Browns (Fujita) ...
    Oh man, there goes Cleveland's Super Bowl hopes down the drain... Bc




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