Saints Can Play - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Saints Can Play

Posted: Updated:

NEW ORLEANS (SI.com) — A three-member appeals panel has overturned the player suspensions in the Saints bounty case.

Saints Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita won the bounty appeal and are eligible to play in Week 1.

According to Sports Illustrated, the report said that the panel overturned a ruling by NFL system arbiter Stephen Burbank that commissioner Rodger Goodell was within his powers under the collective bargaining agreement to suspend the players for their alleged roles in the bounty system that left a black eye on the team over the summer.

The suspensions are voided immediately, but the commissioner can reconsider the disciplinary measures if there is evidence of intent to injure beyond just a performance pool.

An appeals panel has vacated suspensions of the bounty four and remanded case back to the commissioner for a redetermination of appropriate penalties, according to Tulane sports law Prof. Gabe Feldman.

For continuing coverage on this breaking news story, please refer to http://www.kalb.com.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 beaten to death in Houston nursing home

    2 beaten to death in Houston nursing home

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:07:03 GMT
    HOUSTON, Texas (AP) - A resident of a Houston nursing home is accused of beating two of his roommates to death with the armrest of his wheelchair. More >>
    HOUSTON, Texas (AP) - A resident of a Houston nursing home is accused of beating two of his roommates to death with the armrest of his wheelchair. More >>
  • Caught on Camera: Teachers abusing students

    Caught on Camera: Teachers abusing students

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:37:01 GMT
    (NBC News) - From a heavy handed slap that knocks the special needs student out of his seat, to a series of hits on the head for another child on the floor. In just four days Ms. "J" says she recorded more abuse than she could bear in her Atlanta classroom.More >>
    (NBC News) - From a heavy handed slap that knocks the special needs student out of his seat, to a series of hits on the head for another child on the floor. In just four days Ms. "J" says she recorded more abuse than she could bear in her Atlanta classroom.More >>
  • Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of Alexandria man

    Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of Alexandria man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:45:07 GMT
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office said a tip from Crime Stoppers led to an Alexandria drug arrest on April 22.More >>
    RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office said a tip from Crime Stoppers led to an Alexandria drug arrest on April 22.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.