BountyGate Players Ban Overruled by 3 Man Appeals Council
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/83490 ... eals-panel
Coaches are a different matter, but it was ruled by the appeas council that Goodell did not have the authority to ban the players because he was their only appeal to his original ruling. He can push for a ban again but would have to provide the evidence he guarded previously. The 4 players are all eligible to play this weekend.
For anyone who thinks Goodell has been over-exerting his influence, this is a major victory.
I still think Vilma & CO are as guilty as OJ was, and are now going to get off on the letter of the law and be proud of it. Vilma is a disgrace, and still contends "there was no bounty program" when his Coach, D Coordinator and GM have all fessed up to it. So on that note i am dissapointed, but the silver lining is Goodell did need an authority check.