POSTED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 2:15pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 12:05am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Suspensions for four players connected to the Saints “bountygate” scandal have been overturned by a three-man arbitration panel, according to sources.
The ruling would reinstate Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, allowing them to start the season.
Only the players have been affected; Gregg Williams, Sean Payton and Joe Vitt still remain suspended.