bounty program

Saints Bounty Program-Appeals
12:19 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Goodell Hears Bounty Appeals as Players Complain They've been Treated Unfairly

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has gone public with some of its evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.

Among the things that the league revealed Monday: a prize of $35,000 for knocking Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010.

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Saints Arbitration
10:50 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Arbitrator Upholds Goodell in Hargrove Suspension

NEW YORK — An arbitrator has ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove for the New Orleans bounties program.

Hargrove, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, and linebacker Scott Fujita, now with Cleveland, appealed their suspensions and will appear before Goodell next Monday.

Vilma Lawsuit
11:08 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Goodell Granted 21-Day Delay for Response

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been granted a 21-day delay for responding to a defamation lawsuit filed against him by Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

The delay is considered routine, and Goodell's lawyers now must respond by July 5 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.

Bounties-Vilma Lawsuit
11:18 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Saints' Vilma Sues Roger Goodell for Defamation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The lawsuit claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. Goodell has also suspended Vilma for the entire season. 

Saints Bounties
9:18 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Lawmakers Ask NFL to Reconsider Saints Penalties

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.

The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday.

In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond that the penalties imposed upon the Saints are too harsh and should be reconsidered."

New Orleans Saints
10:55 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Hargrove Disappointed NFL Discussed His Statement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Suspended former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove says he's disappointed his sworn statement regarding the NFL's bounty investigation was leaked. Hargrove's sworn declaration explains how ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current assistant head coach Joe Vitt told him to deny the existence of a bounty program in New Orleans.

Bounties-Hargrove
9:44 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Hargrove's Declaration Says He Followed Orders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove has described how he was told by ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt to deny the existence of a bounty program to NFL investigators. In a sworn statement, Hargrove acknowledges that he acted on instructions to "play dumb" if asked whether he was aware of bounties being placed on players.

Bounties-Players
9:35 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Vilma Appeals Suspension in Saints Bounty Case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has appealed his season-long suspension under the NFL's bounty investigation. Vilma was one of four players given suspensions of various lengths in the NFL's bounty probe.

NFL Bounties
11:06 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Independent Counsel Confirms Bounty Payments

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program says the evidence shows payments were handed out and received for some hits on targeted opponents. She adds the players always had the option to say no, but didn't.

Saints Bounty Suspensions
10:01 am
Thu May 3, 2012

NFL Suspends 4 Players

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL. He was one of four players suspended Wednesday. Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, is suspended for eight games, while Saints defensive end Will Smith is barred for four games. Linebacker Scott Fujita will miss three games and all of the suspensions are without pay. 

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