Found May 04, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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, 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. Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, got three games. Smith was suspended for four, and Hargrove (Green Bay Packers) got eight games for their actions while with the Saints. The NFLPA contends that the punishments issued to the players circumvented procedural requirements of the collective bargaining agreement, including limits on Goodell's authority. The league has maintained that the ultimate decision on any discipline rests with Goodell. The NFLPA wants the matter resolved through system arbitration. The union reportedly intends to argue that much of what was uncovered in the bounty investigation is not subject to disciplinary action because part of the collective bargaining agreement signed last summer stipulates that the league agrees to overlook any conduct matters from prior to last Aug. 4.

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The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL that challenges Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program from 2009-11. The complaint claims that conduct before the new collective bargaining agreement was signed last August is not subject to discipline by the NFL...

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Earlier today, the NFLPA filed a grievance against Roger Goodell and the NFL regarding the suspensions of four players involved in the Bountygate scandal. The grievance states that owing to the new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) which was reached last year, the NFL does not have the authority to punish players for any conduct which may have happened prior to August 4th, 2011...

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Saints Nation: Player Appeals Unlikely To Yield Results

Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma wasted no time issuing statements separately at the news of their suspensions, making it known they denied the claims made against them (which aren't entirely clear) and that they were ready to pursue every avenue possible to fight these suspensions they deemed unfair. My level of pessimism on how this will play out is fairly elevated and my advice...

NFL suspends Jonathan Vilma for the year

You have to hand it to Roger Goodell, he is impeccable with this timing. Jonathon Vilma has been suspended by the NFL for the 2012 season due to his involvement in the bounty scandal with the New Orleans Saints. Will Smith has been suspended 4 games, while Anthony Hargrove, who is now with the Packers [...]

Junior Seau Death a Warning Call for the NFL?

I became a believer today.                  Not in the potential of a draftee.  Not in the justice system of Roger Goodell.  Not even in the beauty of the game of football. No…I became a believer in the sheer power of head trauma in the NFL.  I became a believer in the bad side of the NFL, for maybe the first time in my life. I’ve always been a fan of hard...

Junior Seau took one for the League

Suicide? You almost got me there, Roger Goodell. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
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