Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/18/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that the St. Louis Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford from the Oklahoma Sooners first overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Four suspended players appeared in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Monday to appeal the suspensions handed down as a result of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (season) and defensive lineman Will Smith (four games), Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (eight games) and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (three games) all sought to reduce their suspensions and drum up public sympathy for their cause. "Shame on the National Football League and Commissioner Goodell for being more concerned about 'convicting' us publicly than being honorable and fair to men who have dedicated their...

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