Saints' Joe Vitt Will Appeal Suspension For Bounty Scandal

Not only will New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton appeal his suspension for the bounty scandal, assistant coach Joe Vitt will, too. Vitt was suspended six games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his representation tells Pro Football Talk that he plans to appeal the suspension.

"Vitt and I discussed our concern that his appeal be consistent with the association's view that coaches also coach sportsmanship and fair play," Cornwell said by email. "Based on these discussions, I am confident that Joe's appeal and his long history in the NFL are consistent with our belief that there is no place at any level of football for bounties that target players."

Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will not appeal his indefinite suspension.

As we explained previously, the appeals may not do much good. Goodell is the one who made the initial ruling and he's also the one who will hear the appeal. It's hard to imagine that either Payton or Vitt have new information that supports their cause.

If Vitt can successfully appeal his suspension, he could be a candidate for the interim head coaching job (assuming Bill Parcells doesn't get it).

For more on the Saints punishment, stay tuned SB Nation's ongoing StoryStream and head over to the Saints blog Canal Street Chronicles.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.