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Saints Cut Four Defensive Players

Saints Cut Four Defensive Players

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRE, La.) — With the team hampered by salary cap restraints, the New Orleans Saints have decided to cut four core members of their defense in linebacker Jonathan Vilma, cornerback Jabari Greer, defensive end Will Smith, a…

Sources: Saints Seek Restructured Deals For Vilma, Smith

Sources: Saints Seek Restructured Deals For Vilma, Smith

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) –  According to sources, the New Orleans Saints will ask linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith to restructure their current contracts.
Both Vilma and Smith were famously connected to the Sai…

Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced Thursday that a federal judge has dismissed New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit against league Commissioner Roger Goodell.
U.S. District Judg…

Paul Tagliabue Vacates Saints’ Suspensions

Paul Tagliabue Vacates Saints’ Suspensions

National Football League(NEW ORLEANS) — Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has vacated the suspensions of four current and former members of the New Orleans Saints as a result of the NFL’s bounty investigation.Earlier in the year, the NFL suspende…

Vilma Returns, Saints edge Bucs, 35-28

Vilma Returns, Saints edge Bucs, 35-28

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes in the Saints 35-28 win over the Buccaneers (2-4) on Sunday. 
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma took the field for the first time while appealing a season-long sus…

Roger Goodell Won’t Hear Appeals of Four Saints Players

Roger Goodell Won’t Hear Appeals of Four Saints Players

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not hear the appeals of four Saints players involved in the bounty scandal, the NFL confirmed Friday.
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will conduct the hearings of Jon…

Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL Cuts Suspensions for Two Players

Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL Cuts Suspensions for Two Players

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday cut the suspensions of two players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, but upheld the punishments of two others.Goodell reduced defensive end Anthony…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Meet with Suspended Saints Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Meet with Suspended Saints Players

Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesLeon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet with all four players suspended for their alleged involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. 
The dates of the meeting have…

Saints Put Vilma on PUP List

Saints Put Vilma on PUP List

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New Orleans Saints have placed linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list Monday, as he continues to recover from an offseason knee surgery.
Vilma, who Friday had his season-long suspen…

Suspensions of NFL Players Overturned

Suspensions of NFL Players Overturned

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Four NFL players had their suspensions lifted by a three-member appeals panel on Friday.
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints, Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns, and free agent Anthony Har…

Sources: New Deal Could Trim Suspensions of Saints’ Vilma, Others.

Sources: New Deal Could Trim Suspensions of Saints’ Vilma, Others.

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — The NFL has offered to reduce the year-long suspension of New Orleans Saints lineback Jonathan Vilma to eight games for the 2012 season, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Ongoing settlement ta…

NFL Denies Bounty Appeal

NFL Denies Bounty Appeal

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW ORLEANS) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeals of four suspended players in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal Tuesday.In a letter sent to Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita, Goodell wro…

Vilma Speaks Out on His Appeal With Roger Goodell

Vilma Speaks Out on His Appeal With Roger Goodell

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The four players suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had their appeals heard Monday. Will Smith was suspended for four games, Scott Fujita was given a three-game suspension, Anthony Hargrove was handed a three …

Vilma Appeals Season-Long Suspension

Vilma Appeals Season-Long Suspension

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.The eight-year NFL veteran is argu…

NFL Suspends Four Players For Roles In Bounty System

NFL Suspends Four Players For Roles In Bounty System

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL has suspended four players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is suspended for the entire 2012 season, received the harshest penalty. Former sai…

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