Saints' Vilma Suspended for 2012 NFL Season

May 2, 2012 Updated May 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT

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Saints' Vilma Suspended for 2012 NFL Season

May 2, 2012 Updated May 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT

According to NFL.com, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 NFL season for his role in the team's bounty program from 2009-11.

Three others -- Saints defensive end Will Smith (four games), Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita  (three games) and Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (eight games) -- were also hit with suspensions in connection with the team's bounty program, according to the NFL.com report.

Read the NFL.com story HERE.