Found May 04, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
It’s certainly not shocking, as it’s pretty much required of the union, but the NFL Players association has filed their formal grievances on behalf of the players for the recent bounty suspensions. If you’ll recall Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith (gettin’ Jiggy wit it), and Scott Fujita all received various suspensions this week for [...]

Jonathan Vilma was involved in bounty program at “The U”

Back in August of 2011 when Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports came out and exposed the University of Miami football scandal, there was a part of his story where Nevin Shapiro ( the booster who came out and admitted taking care of numerous football players on the team with money and other benefits) mentioned a game in which current Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma attempted to injure...

Jonathan Vilma Learns About Bounty Suspension When Watching SportsCenter

Countless New Orleans fans learned Tuesday about Saints players being suspended for their roles in the Bountygate scandal. They most likely heard the news on the radio, by word of mouth or on TV. It turns out that's how Saints star linebacker Jonathan Vilma found out, too. Chase Daniels, a quarterback with the Saints, tweeted that he was with Vilma on Tuesday when Vilma saw he...

Yep, Jonathan Vilma can use a 'Bounty Culture' twitter avatar

Jonathan Vilma is using a cover of Sports Illustrated that reads 'Bounty Culture' as his twitter avatar. Not 'because he can' but...because he doesn't want to win his appeal. “@ThePack_Man: Y would... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Vilma vows to fight one-year suspension and to clear his name

New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who was suspended Wednesday for the 2012 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for Vilma's reported involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal, vows to clear his name. In a statement released late Wednesday afternoon through the offices of his attorney, Mitch Frankel, and agent Tony Fleming, Vilma intends on clearing his name and...

Fall Out From the Bounty Scandal

Jonathan Vilma was “suspended without pay for the 2012 NFL season, effective immediately per league policy for season-long suspension. From” There was a bit of an uprise on Social Media today that the Jon Vilma suspension was less than fair.   Before I go deep into my opinion on the subject, I think it’s [...]

List of Bounty Gate punishments handed out to players. Jonathan Vilma done for 2012.

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...

With just 2 players sanctioned, Saints can move on

While linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith prepare to challenge their suspensions, the Saints finally are able to start planning for next season, knowing their defense, although hurt, won't be decimated. When the NFL first announced on March 2 that as many as 27 current or ex-Saints participated in a cash-for-hits bounty program, seemingly most of the New Orleans...

Pasquarelli: In Saints' case, NFL mindset blurred judgment, obligation

Given the alleged financial involvement of Jonathan Vilma in the New Orleans' bounty scandal, it wasn't altogether shocking that the respected middle linebacker was suspended for the entire 2012 season by commissioner Roger Goodell. What might be more surprising in hindsight is that Vilma -- one of the brightest, most articulate, grounded, well educated and socially conscious...

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...

Saints face tough road in recovery

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...

Vote: Was Roger Goodell's Punishment of Saints 'Bountygate' Scandal Too Harsh?

Roger Goddell has already handed down plenty of punishment in connection with the New Orleans Saints "Bountygate" scandal. On Wednesday, the sanctions got just a bit worse. Three current Saints players and one former player were all handed suspensions for their role in connection to the "pay for pain" scandal. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma got the worst of it, being...
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