New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season, the NFL announced Wednesday, as it handed down player discipline for the team’s pay-for-performance “bounty” scandal.
Three other players — Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith — also were notified that they have been suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the “bounty” program that endangered player safety over three seasons from 2009 to 2011.
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