Vilma Back…Roger ThatSeptember 7, 2012
The four suspended suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell have all one an appeal and are eligible to play this week. #WHODAT
The ruling allows Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker, Scott Fujita and free agent Anthony Hargrove to play immediately, but it doesn’t permanently void their suspension.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Goodell would “make an expedited determination of the discipline imposed” for violating the league’s bounty rule.
“Until that determination is made, the four players are reinstated and eligible to play starting this weekend,” Aiello said.
Vilma tweeted: “Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffin.”
Fujita was quoted as saying,
“I’m overwhelmed with all the support. Thank you so much everyone. Can’t tell you how much it means to me.”
The coaches, Sean Payton, Joe Vitt and General manager Mickey Loomis’ suspensions are still active.