Roger Goodell has finally ruled on the suspensions for Saints players involved in Bounty-Gate. As expected, the most severe penalty came down on Jonathan Vilma, the middle linebacker for the team. Vilma has been suspended the entire season.
In addition, Scott Fujita (now with Cleveland) has been suspended for the first three games, Will Smith suspended for the first four games, and Anthony Hargrove, now of the Packers, for the first eight games.
Vilma, the defensive captain, received the largest penalty because he was found to have helped start the program with Gregg Williams, and he also pledged $10,000 to any player who knocked Kurt Warner and Brett Favre out of the 2009 playoffs.