Former New Orleans Saints linebacker suspension is unlikely bounty related

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July 29, 2011; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver John Chiles (left) catches a pass in front of linebacker Ramon Humber (right) during the first day of training camp at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

It seems that players for the New Orleans Saints are under a microscope for anything that might be related to the alleged “bounty program” and that includes former ones as well like linebacker Ramon Humber.

It was announced Thursday that Humber, who is currently a free agent, has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the season.

Details were not made available as to why he was given the suspension but you can be sure that people immediately began to speculate that it was because of Humber’s possible involvement in a “bounty program” while with the Saints.

This is highly speculative and unlikely since Humber wasn’t with the team for an extended period of time and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that all the discipline that was handed out prior to Humber’s was it.

Currently the only players that Goodell has punished with suspensions for their alleged involvement in the “bounty program” is linebacker Jonathan Vilma, defensive end Will Smith, linebacker Scott Fujita, and defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove.

Humber joined the Saints in December of 2010 after being released by the Indianapolis Colts whom he joined as an undrafted free agent in 2009.  He was mainly a special teams player but saw some playing time at linebacker this season.

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