NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended two New Orleans Saints players and two former Saints players for their role in the bounty scandal. The NFLPA has responded indicating that they plan to fight the suspensions, citing a lack of evidence that the players were involved in the bounty program unearthed by the league's investigation.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was hit the hardest of the four players disciplined with a full season ban from the game. Vilma found out about the news while watching SportsCenter, his teammate Chase Daniel tweeted, and in a statement released on Wednesday, Vilma sounds ready to appeal the suspensions. (The statement was released in all caps.)
"I INTEND TO FIGHT THIS INJUSTICE, TO DEFEND MY REPUTATION, TO STAND UP FOR MY TEAM AND MY PROFESSION AND TO SEND A CLEAR SIGNAL TO THE COMMISSIONER THAT THE PROCESS HAS FAILED, TO THE DETRIMENT OF ME, MY TEAMMATES, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND THE GAME."