NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended four players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith still play for the team; Vilma learned from TV that he will be suspended the entire season, effective immediately, and Smith will serve a four-game suspension, beginning at the end of preseason. Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, will serve an eight-game suspension and Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, will be suspended three games.
This isn’t over yet, though, with the league promising to quickly hear appeals and legal action a possibility. What’s your take? Are the penalties too harsh? Not harsh enough?
I bet you won’t find one NFL Player who agrees with these suspensions— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) May 2, 2012
I think the discipline handed down by the commissioner is just. The message Vilma and company sent is not one I want my children learning.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 2, 2012
WOW! Couldn’t imagine missing a year of an already short career nor could I imagine taking money to end 1! What can you do? #bountygate— ryan clark (@RealRClark25) May 2, 2012
Still can’t believe Vilma got a year. Wow.— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) May 2, 2012
Damn! A whole year though! Geeeesh!— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) May 2, 2012
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