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Saints bounty players win appeal
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, whose role in the bounty scandal has been captured in a damning audio tape, may never coach in the NFL again, say some observers.
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, whose role in the bounty scandal has been captured in a damning audio tape, may never coach in the NFL again, say some observers.
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n NFL collective bargaining panel on Friday overturned suspensions against two New Orleans Saints players who had been accused of participating in a bounty ring that offered players cash rewards for injuring opponents. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith are now eligible to play in the Saints' opening game on Sunday. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can still suspend the players if he cites different violations related to the incident.

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