An appeals panel has overturned the suspensions of four New Orleans Saints players for their role in the alleged bounty case where players were rewarded for intentionally injuring opponents, according to SI.com’s Jim Trotter.
t might be time to grab some popcorn and get ready for a show between the NFL and former University of Miami linebackers Jonathan Vilma. Thursday, Vilma filed a lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in Louisiana. The lawsuit claims Goodell made defamatory statements against Vilma.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has denied his role in the bounty program the team ran giving cash rewards for injuring opponents. If Vilma indeed wants to take the issue to court, he may have to answer for another bounty allegation.
The National Football League has dropped the hammer on four players for the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal that rewarded players for intentionally trying to injure other players. The longest punishment came to a former University of Miami linebacker.
The college football world is still reeling from the sheer dearth of allegations Nevin Shapiro leveled against the University of Miami’s football and basketball programs. But, several athletes and Shapiro’s reported sports agency partner are distancing themselves from the growing scandal.