Let the witch hunt begin! The scapegoats of the NFL, our New Orleans Saints appeals hearing is now under way! Starring Roger Goodell as "The Inquisitor."  The featured players will be on hand as well. The guys taking the fall for something that all NFL teams do are:

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is suspended for the 2012 season, and defensive end Will Smith, who has been docked for four games; Green Bay defensive end Anthony Hargrove, suspended for eight games; and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita (three games).

So far, the union is 0 and 2 on their grievances challenges. At issue is Goodell's authority to hand out disciplinary actions in the whole bounty program hoopla.

Johnathan Vilma has called the entire process "a sham."