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NFL suspends Vilma for 2012 season for role in BountyGate scandal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Jonathan Vilma for all of 2012 for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Three other Saints drew suspensions, ranging from three games to eight games.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Jonathan Vilma for all of 2012 for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Three other Saints drew suspensions, ranging from three games to eight games.

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