Bounty suspensions overturned
September 8, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Suspensions for the four players connected in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" scandal have been overturned by a collective bargaining agreement panel.
The ruling from the three-member panel on Friday will allow Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free-agent defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove to start the year.
However, while the suspensions for the players were lifted shortly after the ruling, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can still suspend them if he can prove that there was an intent to injure.
"Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffin," Vilma tweeted Friday.
Smith also tweeted: "Thank you to everyone involved in the process of this solution.. And everyone who supported us through this whole ordeal. #whodat."