Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL Cuts Suspensions for Two Players
(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 Hargrove’s suspension from eight games to seven while cutting linebacker Scott Fujita’s penalty from three games to one.
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s season-long suspension and defensive end Will Smith’s four game punishment remain intact.
The Saints put Vilma on the physically unable to perform list earlier in the season. Goodell said Vilma will be able to keep the six-week’s worth of salary he earned while on the PUP list.
New Orleans is 1-4 on the season.
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