Found May 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Even as defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was appealing his NFL suspension Monday for participating in the Saints' bounty program, it was learned that a signed document was received by the league through the NFLPA that details how he was instructed in 2010 by current and former New Orleans assistant coaches Joe Vitt and Gregg Williams to deny the team had a bounty program. A copy of the signed declaration was received by Yahoo! Sports on Monday and reported by Jason Cole, who wrote that a source said last week that the NFLPA submitted the declaration with the intention of proving that Hargrove and other Saints players were only following orders by coaches. Hargrove, now with the Packers, was one of four players who filed for an appeal by Monday's deadline. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, defensive end Will Smith and Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita also filed appeals. But, regardless of intent by the NFPLA, it is questionable that will be helped by Hargrove&...
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