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04:33 PM ET 12.11 | The NFLPA announced its support for Paul Tagliabue's decision to vacate the punishments for the four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. A statement released by the players' organization on Tuesday afternoon regarding the outcome of the appeal. The NFLPA statement read: "We believe that when a fair due process takes place, a fair outcome is the result. We are pleased that Paul Tagliabue, as the appointed hearings officer, agreed with the NFL Players Association that previously issued discipline was inappropriate in the matter of the alleged New Orleans Saints bounty program. Vacating all discipline affirms the players' unwavering position that all allegations the League made about their alleged "intent-to-injure" were utterly and completely false. We are happy for our members."

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December 11, 2012  04:52 PM ET

Whew, that was a close one for the players. They almost had to held accountable for their behavior. Thank goodness they had the coaches to pin the blame on.

December 11, 2012  05:05 PM ET

Goodell...what a waste of time?

December 11, 2012  05:06 PM ET

Nice of the NFLPA to go all out to keep these vermin that tried to hurt their other union members

December 11, 2012  05:19 PM ET

"Vacating all discipline affirms the players' unwavering position that all allegations the League made about their alleged 'intent-to-injure' were utterly and completely false."

I love how the people involved, and the NFLPA apparently, like to spin this like they were not guilty and were doing nothing wrong. I'm sorry, but when you offer money to knock another player out of the game, you don't deserve to play that game. That's classless and there is no place in professional sports for it.

December 11, 2012  05:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nice of the NFLPA to go all out to keep these vermin that tried to hurt their other union members

Happens all the time.

December 11, 2012  07:22 PM ET

Gutless fools kowtowing to the tyrannical rantings of other gutless lawyers. Pathetic bunch from top to bottom.

December 11, 2012  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nice of the NFLPA to go all out to keep these vermin that tried to hurt their other union members

You have no proof!!! wheres the beef?

December 11, 2012  07:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Happens all the time.

Really? Nothing happened when Buddy Ryan had a bounty on Jimmy Johnsons punter or field goal kicker!

December 11, 2012  07:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Gutless fools kowtowing to the tyrannical rantings of other gutless lawyers. Pathetic bunch from top to bottom.

Come on Cowgirl fan.....the court of law always been show proof or you dont win...nothing new!

December 11, 2012  07:41 PM ET
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Nice of the NFLPA to go all out to keep these vermin that tried to hurt their other union members

Im really surprised at you.....Harrison got fined at least 6 times for great hits that Goodell and the league stole from him.....I only saw one hit that was borderline!

December 11, 2012  08:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You have no proof!!! wheres the beef?

If there had been proof we all would have seen and heard it a thousand times by now.

December 11, 2012  08:12 PM ET
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If there had been proof we all would have seen and heard it a thousand times by now.

Exactly!

December 11, 2012  08:26 PM ET
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Im really surprised at you.....Harrison got fined at least 6 times for great hits that Goodell and the league stole from him.....I only saw one hit that was borderline!

I have no love for Goodell and his BS, but the ruling is there was a bounty system and these guys were just doing what the coaches told them? Not buying that, they were involved, why were these 4 singled out with 53 players on the roster?

December 11, 2012  11:32 PM ET
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I have no love for Goodell and his BS, but the ruling is there was a bounty system and these guys were just doing what the coaches told them? Not buying that, they were involved, why were these 4 singled out with 53 players on the roster?

Thats what Williams said.....the NFL shows all of James Harrison hits and was fined but nobody shows Vilma bounty Hunting....are you for real? You know and I know if the Commish had anything he would have shown or told every one to look at one or several particular games then decide

 
December 12, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Their Smiling from ear to ear!!!

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