Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has formally appealed his season-long NFL suspension for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.
New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for one year and three players were banned for parts of next season for roles in the Saints' bounty scheme.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday upheld suspensions, including a yearlong ban for New Orleans Coach Sean Payton, related to a bounty system.
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton apologized Friday and said he took responsibility for the team's bounty program that brought heavy punishment from the NFL.
The NFL suspended New Orleans Coach Sean Payton and former assistant Gregg Williams Wednesday for their role in a plot to intentionally hurt opposing players.
New Orleans Saints head Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis apologized Tuesday for the scandal that could bring about suspensions for both.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly is furious about reports the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games.
New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams reportedly offered bounties for hard hits on opponents while an assistant in Washington, ex-team members said.
The NFL announced Friday New Orleans Saints defensive players had received extra payment for attempting to intentionally injure opponents.
Steve Spagnuolo, just fired as the St. Louis Rams' head coach, was officially named defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints Tuesday.