The New Orleans Saints, the only team in the entire NFL to have a "bounty" rewards program (Yeah, right) have been hit with more suspensions. Only two of those suspensions were imposed on current Saints players. those drawing suspensions were...

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the entire season and defensive lineman Will Smith has been suspended for the first four games.

Three other players,  all former Saints, were also suspended. Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, who id now with Green Bay, is suspended for eight games, and former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita , now with the Browns drew a three game suspension (how can you tell when the Browns aren't playing football??).

The Saints are scheduled to open their season on September 9th when they'll face the Washington Redskins.  It will, no doubt, remind some of the great football strike of 1987. Most of the key players (and coaches) will be watching the game at home!

Needless to say, the suspensions are being appealed. Not being a legal mind, I have no idea what sort of chances these appeals will have, but the Redskins have to be at least encouraged that the Saints defense will be a bit less formidable without some of the key players.

My question remains, how many NFL teams went to the paper shredders when all this "bounty" stuff started?