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The NFL has issued the long awaited player penalties for Bounty Gate.
Saints MLB Jonathan Vilma as expected will get hit with a year-long suspension.
The league concluded that as defensive captain, Vilma aided DC Gregg Williams in the implementation of the program. His suspension is effective immediately.
For the complete list and a recap video of today's punishments please click the link below.
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the entire season as a result of his participation in the club's bounty program.
Vilma, said to have offered $10,000 in cash to any player who knocked Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner out of a 2009 divisional playoff game, was one of four players to receive suspensions from the...
Now that Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the entirety of the 2012 NFL season, he has decided to explore his passion for the arts. Vilma will be moving to Germany to play Wilma in The Admiralspalast Theatre’s rendition of “The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas”
When asked how he got the gig Vilma said “Well, like, my agent called them and was like, listen since you guys...
The news just keeps getting more grim for Saints fans this off season. Per NFL insider Mike Freeman the league has suspended star linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season for his participation in the bounty system that was uncovered earlier this year: Vilma, who was a Saints team captain, allegedly offered a $10,000 [...]
Today the NFL handed down its long anticipated punishments of Saints players involved in "bountygate." As was widely believed, Jonathan Vilma was the player hit heaviest, getting a one year suspension. Here's exactly how the suspensions break down.
LB Jonathan Vilma is suspended for 2012 NFL season, effective immediately.
LB Scott Fujita (now with the Browns) is...
In what has been anticipated for weeks, the NFL has levied punishment upon the players who took part in the Saints’ bounty program.
As expected, commissioner Roger Goodell brought the hammer down … hard.
Per multiple reports, the league has suspended linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season.
His defensive cohorts — Scott Fujita (3 games), Anthony Hargrove (8 games...
Do you think the players at the U had a bounty out on Ben Zajicek? Or did Vilma just hit him high and stand over him for fun? Either way the NFL is a much safer place this year with Jonathan Vilma at home teaching his son’s team how to take out the opposing midget-football team’s star. Who dat say dey gon’ spend the year at home?
The NFL has handed out penalties stemming from the New Orleans Saints “bounty scandal.” As promised, Commissioner Goodell came out swinging. Scott Fujita, whose currently with the Browns, suspended three games, Anthony Hargrove suspended eight games, Will Smith suspended four games, Jonathan Vilma suspended for the entire season. “It is the obligation of everyone, including [...]
The Commish's job to make the New Orleans Saints the Mr. Irrelevant team of the NFL this season is complete today after suspending some of the money-grabbers on the defensive side of the ball: Jonathan Villma 1 year suspension, Anthony Hargrove 8 games, Will Smith 5 and Scott Fujita 3 games.
Just because Drew Brees did not make a tackle this season, why is the NFL not...
The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the league challenging suspensions handed down by Commissioner Roger Goodell in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" case, NFL.com reported Friday.
Goodell suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the 2012 season for his role in the bounty scandal. Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove and Will Smith also were suspended...
By comparison, Spygate in 2007 looks like small beans compared to the monster that is now Bountygate. The only coaching that Sean Payton is going to be doing in 2012 is pee-wee football, but he might be joined with an assistant coach as Jonathan Vilma was also suspended for the entire 2012 season for his part in player bounties.
Gregg Williams is probably done with professional...
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Jonathan Vilma was one of four players to suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL for their part in the New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal organized by Gregg Williams. Vilma received the stiffest punishment of the group (1 year) while the others ranged from 3-8 games.
The NFL has finally levied punishment on players that they found to have participated in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma were all notified by the league today that they will miss games without pay for their role in the bounty program. The breakdown for each player sets up like this:Scott Fujita will miss the first...
It came out a a few hours ago today that several Saints players would be getting some time off this season due to their roles in the Saints bounty program. Jonathan Vilma is the largest transgressor, staring down a one-year suspension. Meanwhile, the NFLPA, the players' union, is protesting the suspensions. Meanwhile, water is still wet.So instead of just saying, "Ya know...
The New Orleans Saints relished the chance to deliver knockout blows to opponents. In response, the NFL has slapped the team with enough suspensions to make them woozy.
The final tally of penalties for the Saints' play-for-pay bounty scandal includes administrators, coaches and, now, players. In all, New Orleans was dealt suspensions without pay for a total of 50 games (plus...