The NFL has circulated a memo to NFL executives with its reaction to the reinstatement of four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. The league is holding to its position on the matter, if this quote that comes via the NFL Network's Albert Breer is any indication:
"Per the panel's direction, the Commissioner will promptly reconsider the matter and make a determination of the appropriate discipline consistent with the standards set forth in today's decision...Nothing in today's decision contradicts any of the facts found in the investigation into this matter, or absolves any player of responsibility for conduct detrimental."
Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita all had their suspensions stemming from the Saints bounty scandal overturned by the appeals panel, and all four will be eligible to play in Week 1. There was no action taken on the suspension to Saints coaches, who are not covered under the NFL Players Association collective bargaining agreement.