Posted: 10/10/2012 4:11 PM
Yesterday Goddell released his reinstatment of the penalties from the Bounty case.
First off the two players that are not with the Saints.
Scott Fujita---Saw his 3 game suspension reduced to a 1 game suspension.
Anthony Hargrove--Saw his 8 game suspension reduced to a 7 game suspension.
So both players saw a reduction in the suspension.
Now for the two Saints involved.
Will Smith--Saw no reduction in the penalties--Still at 4 games.
Jonathan Vilma--Had his salary reinstated for the 6 games on PUP. So Vilma's suspension is actually a reduction from 16 game checks to 10 game checks. On the surface this looks like a win at least for Vilma, but once again it is a net lose for the Saints.
The end result. Smith will still lose 4 games and then the other result. By giving Vilma his checks for 6 games while he is on the PUP list They have actually taken away Salary Cap money for next year.
Why is this? Because the Saints owed Vilma 4.5 million this season. When a player is suspended the player misses those checks and the team is not responsible for the payment. Because the Saints are now on the hook for 6 game checks that means that the Saints will now pay out 1.67 million dollars to Vilma and that is 1.67 million that they cannot role over to next year.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:05 AM
tigerterrace wrote: Why does that really matter? The bulk of the information came from the fired employee that reported the bulk of the info including supposedly the ledger.
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Last edited 10/12/2012 7:08 AM by bubbamoniz
Posted: 10/12/2012 8:41 AM