Report: Roger Goodell upholds, reduces bounty suspensions

Wednesday October 10th, 2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled on the current and former New Orleans Saints defensive players alleged to have participated in a team bounty program according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's one-year suspension has been upheld. Saints defensive end Will Smith's suspension will remain four games. Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita's suspension was reduced from three games to one. Free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove's suspension was reduced from eight games to seven.

The players received a brief reprieve when an internal appeals panel recently vacated the suspensions originally doled out by Goodell.

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