There remains no closure in sight to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that no timetable is set for final judgment on the appeals of four current and former Saints players to the suspensions that he levied. An arbitrator heard one appeal earlier this month; a second appeals hearing is set for May 30 in Philadelphia.
Saints linebacker Jon Vilma was suspended for the entire 2012 season because the league determined he helped ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams operate the bounty program between the 2009 and 2011 campaigns. Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who is now with Green Bay, was suspended for eight games. Saints defensive end Will Smith (four games) and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (three) also were punished.
Goodell did say that evidence the bounty program existed will be released publically at some point in the future. The league expressed initial reservations about doing so in an effort to protect wit...