Touchdown!: Bountygate players suspensions lifted - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Touchdown!: Bountygate players suspensions lifted

(WOIO) -

Scott Fujita can play!  The Browns LB's suspension, as well as Saints players Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith and Green Bay Packer Anthony Hargrove, were all overturned by an arbitration panel.

All four were suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, which became widely known as Bountygate.  Under Bountygate NFL New Orleans Saints players operated a so-called "slush fund" that paid out bonuses or bounties for in-game performance violations.

The latest decision affects only the players.  The coaches suspended by the NFL are totally separate.
Vilma, Smith, Fujita and Hargrove should all be cleared to play Sunday.

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