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Saints players won on appeal…— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2012According to Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints players have won their appeal, making their suspensions null and void.With Saints winning appeal, suspensions are voided as Roger Goodell doesn’t have jurisdiction and Stephen Burbank does.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2012While the coaches will still be serving their suspensions, it must be a huge relief for all of the players, families and the Saints Organization that the players have won. They will now be eligible to play and Roger Goodell will not be able to suspend them. This is a huge blow to Goodell’s power, and could mean more overturned suspensions in the future. One thing is certain, Jonathan Vilma is one happy man.Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffin— Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) September 7, 2012
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the suspensions for the players involved in the Saints bounty case have been lifted. Which means they can now play this season and not miss any games.
Saints players won on appeal…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2012
With Saints winning appeal, suspensions are voided as Roger Goodell doesn’t have jurisdiction and Stephen...
Yes, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , the best defensive players on the field for the Saints will be playing Sunday against the Redskins.
Yes, the news is fairly shocking since most expected Will Smith at defensive end was suspended on top of Jon Vilma, the team’s leading tackler.
Both players are Pro Bowl caliber and it should be noted that the Brown’s Scott Fujita will...
Now that his suspension has been overturned, Saints defensive end Will Smith will play in this Sunday’s opener against the Redskins, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Per a source, Saints DE Will Smith is planning on playing on Sunday.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 7, 2012
I’m not sure how effective Smith will be since he hasn’t been on the field for...
At last, the war between the players and the league is over. Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated broke news this afternoon that all players involved in the NewOrleans Saints bounty scandal have had their suspensions overturned by a three member panel.
BREAKING: A 3-member appeals panel has overturned the player suspensions in the Saints bounty case, says a source. Details coming...
In case you don’t frequent the same sites I do, here are two season previews that I’m reading in advance of tomorrow’s game:
Pro Football Focus:
All of the offseason turmoil stemming from ‘Bounty-Gate’ can make it easy to forget the fact the Saints were a 13-3 team last season, and with Drew Brees at the helm of an explosive offense, it’s unlikely that the Saints...
“Victory is Mine”
That’s what Saints linebacker Jon Vilma tweeted moments after learning his suspension and those of three other players would be overturned as part of the Saints’ bounty scandal. Quoting a cartoon character from “Family Guy” was an apropos way to sum up what’s been a joke of a scandal all off-season long. Punishments with no proof. Speculation with...
All four players associated with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal had their suspensions unanimously overturned Friday by a three-man arbitration panel, and are eligible to play this weekend, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. While Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove can now suit up with their respective NFL teams, they may still subjected to suspensions...
Earlier this year four players were suspended by the NFL for their alleged roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty situation – Saints DE Will Smith (4 games), Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (3 games), free agent Anthony Hargrove (8 games) and Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (the entire 2012 season). Per a report from Sports Illustrated, [...]
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In possibly the most shocking story of the offseason, with two days to go before their season opener against the Redskins, the Saints found out yesterday that the players suspended in their bounty scandal would be reinstated as the suspensions were overturned by an appeals court. The coaches and front office members who were originally suspended will still be suspended, but the appeals...
Arian Foster is expected to play in the season opener vs. Miami, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
While this is good news, Schefter also noted that the Texans want to test his ailing knee in pre-game warmups before officially clearing him for battle though.