The NFL confirmed Tuesday that it’s suspending four players that allegedly participated in the New Orleans Saints’ so-called “bounty” program, which rewarded players for injuring their opponents. The suspensions were put on hold for a month after the players appealed.
However, the suspensions for former Saint and current Cleveland Brown Scott Fujita and free agent Anthony Hargrove have been cut down. Fujita will only be hit with one game, down from three. Hargrove's suspension has been reduced to seven games down from eight and he'll get credit for the five games he served as a free agent, so he'll only have to sit out two games once he signs with another team. Yet Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will still be docked for the rest of the season and defensive end Will Smith will still be out for four games, as previously announced.
Because of the delay, Fujita and Smith were able to play in games this season. Vilma is injured and Hargrove currently isn't on a team.