Goodell Denies Appeals of Bounty Suspensions

By KBJR News 1

Goodell Denies Appeals of Bounty Suspensions

July 3, 2012 Updated Jul 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM CST

New York, NY (Northland's NewsCenter) --- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday he has upheld the suspensions of four players for their roles in New Orleans' pay-for-pain bounty system, that according to a report from NBC Sports.

One of the suspended players is current Green Bay defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who will miss the first eight games of the 2012 season.

The other three suspended players are Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (16 games) and defensive end Will Smith (four games), along with current Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita (three games).

All four players have maintained their innocence during this process, saying the league has not brought forth sufficient evidence to connect them to the bounty scandal in New Orleans.

NBC Sports reports the players now plan on moving to the courts, hoping to gain an injuction barring the NFL from implementing the suspension.

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