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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Saints bounty scandal: Players react strongly; is punishment too harsh?

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?

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