The players suspended by the NFL for their roles in the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita, had their suspensions overturned by a collective bargaining agreement appeals panel Friday, NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah said.
In light of the overturned suspension, players from all over the league took to twitter to weigh in.
Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffinâ Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) September 7, 2012
I'm overwhelmed with all the support. Thank you so much everyone. Can't tell you how much it means to me.â Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) September 7, 2012
Thank you to everyone involved in the process of this solution.. And everyone who supported us through this whole ordeal. #whodatâ Will Smith (@iWillSmith) September 7, 2012
Congratulations to our players and the Saints organization. A 3 judge panel UNANIMOUSLY overturned the bounty suspensions for players.â Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 7, 2012
Great news and excited to hear. It's been a long process that didn't involve a lot of facts. These These guys have stayed strong and stood by what was right. Glad it paid off with this ruling today @JonVilma51 @iWillSmith @scottfujita99â Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) September 7, 2012
Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) September 7, 2012
Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) September 7, 2012
Congrats to fujita,hargrove,vilma,smith winning appeal. Vindication is a great feeling!!! Let the players play!â Darren Sharper (@sharper42) September 7, 2012
â@jonvilma51: Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffinâ Congrats man! That's BIGTIME!â Chris Chamberlain (@Chambo57) September 7, 2012
Mark Ingram(@Mark_Ingram28) September 7, 2012
Tracy Porter (@T_Porter22) September 7, 2012
â@jonvilma51: Victory is mine!!!! -stewie griffinâï¿½ï¿½ Congratulations brotha!!!â Erik Coleman (@erikcoleman) September 7, 2012
Ouch! So does that mean bounty gate never happened? Or not enough evidence oh well back to work for those involved!â DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) September 7, 2012