Meanwhile, Saints defensive end Will Smith, along with former Saints Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita all "filed notice that they reserve the right to appeal their suspensions after a grievance filed by the NFLPA [NFL Players Association] on their behalf is heard," according to the NFL.
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Vilma was suspended for the entire 2012 season. Smith for four games, Hargrove for eight and Fujita must sit out three games.
In addition, theNFL Players' Associationhas filed a grievance on behalf of the four suspended players, saying the collective bargaining agreement was violated by the league in their handling of the suspensions.