An NFL appeals board on Tuesday lifted the suspensions of four current and former players for the New Orleans Saints who had been accused of participating in a bounty scheme. Under the alleged scheme, players would receive monetary rewards for causing injuries to their opponents. The head of the board, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, ruled that three of the players deserved to be fined, but that he had lifted the suspensions because the bulk of the blame belonged to the Saints organization as a whole.
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