The NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, re-issued penalties Tuesday for the four players disciplined in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
This is the latest round of a tug of war between the NFL and the four players. The latest punishment by Goodell is slightly altered from his previous decision.
Vilma, who would have been able to return from the physically unable to perform list this week, is now suspended for the season again.
Scott Fujita, now a Cleveland Browns linebacker, is suspended for one game after originally being docked for three games. Anthony Hargrove, a free agent, had his suspension reduced by a game to seven gamers. Hargrove will get credit for time served but must miss two games if he is signed by a new team. The four-game suspension for Saints defensive end Will Smith was unchanged.
Before announcing the new punishments Goodell met with the affected players over the last two weeks.
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