Feb 2, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith during the NFL players association press conference at the Super Bowl XLVI media center at the J.W. Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

NFLPA makes request for temporary restraining order for bounty players


 

The NFLPA, or NFL Players Association, has requested a federal judge for a temporary restraining order that would give suspended players access to rejoin their teams to play in the season openers.

The union filed the motion on Tuesday for New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent Anthony Hargrove. Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has already filed a similar suit.

All players want their suspensions to be thrown out because the process of their suspensions was flawed and “unfair”. U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan has stated that she finds the league’s punishments to be unfair and excessive.

The NFL has stuck to their guns, concluding that the Saints did in fact play under a bounty program from 2009 to 2011. All players have admitted to a pay-for-performance program for “big” plays, however they have denied that there existed a pay-to-injure program.

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  • Larry James

    New Orleans Saints not worried about the pass they are looking at the future of their team. But if it work in the Saints favor that cool if not the is already pass that trumbling block. They will never know what behind all this mess but one day it will come to the light.