NFL  > General NFL  > Predictions on the Saints' Players Suspensions - what do ya think?
May 2, 2012, 01:20 PM
That's pretty severe and no doubt the NFLPA will come knocking on Goodell's door. Biggest point of contention I see is that the suspensions affect 2 teams not involved in this mess.
May 2, 2012  01:34 PM ET

Well, they didn't care about hurting the Rams when they suspended Williams. Doubt they'll care about the Browns or the Packers. NFLPA already issued their statement so appeals are forthcoming for sure.

You'd think the Saints would want to lock up Brees' contract to give their fan base something positive to focus on.

May 2, 2012  01:42 PM ET

Just read that Vilma learned of his suspension by watching Sports Center. That's cold.

May 2, 2012  01:52 PM ET
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Just read that Vilma learned of his suspension by watching Sports Center. That's cold.

Lucky him getting a year off - no pay. OUCH!

May 2, 2012  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just read that Vilma learned of his suspension by watching Sports Center. That's cold.

I think 8 games for Vilma, and 4 games for the others, would have been suitable enough.

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May 3, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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This seems like too severe a punishment. Those two teams should be compensated in some way.

Why?

Teams aren't compensated when they sign or trade for a player and later find out he failed a drug test and has sit at the start of the season. And, it not like the league banned any of these players for life so the teams will get the players back at some point. At least they have time to plan for the time the players will be out. If an injury occurs you don't have that luxury.

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May 3, 2012  08:12 PM ET

The only thing different in what they did that Sam Huff, Ditka, Singletary and any other player in the past, was that they talked about it and made a game of it....the suspensions are totally out of line.

Reminds me of what Terry Bradshaw said when they came out with new rules protecting the QB..."put a dress on 'em"

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