Current, Former Saints Players Appeal Suspensions

Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints' started by Sweets, May 7, 2012.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets Rookie

    Current New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, and former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove have officially appealed their multi-game suspensions for violating the league's anti-bounty policy. The four players had until Monday to file their appeals. Vilma's suspension was to begin immediately, while Smith, Hargrove and Fujita will be allowed to participate in their team's off-season programs, training camp and preseason games before their suspensions take effect at the start of the regular season. Late last week, the NFLPA filed a grievance with Vice President of Labor Arbitration and Litigation W. Buckley Briggs and Special Master Stephen Burbank, contending that the conduct from the 2009 and 2010 seasons should not have been considered as the league released all players from punishment for conduct that took place prior to entering into the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, additionally, the union contends that a Non-Injury Grievance Arbitrator, not NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was authorized to preside over the matter.

    Source: Mac's Football Blog
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  2. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer GIF OG

    Good luck to the players, they are going to need it. If Goodell didn't budge on Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton, and Joe Vitt, he will not budge on the players.

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