Players in bounty scandal will meet with Goodell
The four players suspended for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as part of the discipline process after they were temporarily reinstated.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports the meeting, which will include Jonathan Vilma, will likely take place next week at the league office in New York.
"We have accepted Commissioner Goodell's invitation to meet with him to share information and hopefully resolve this matter appropriately," Vilma's attorney Peter Ginsberg told Breer.
It is expected the players will be punished for their role in the bounty scandal for what Goodell deems conduct detrimental to the league. Vilma, who was originally suspended for the entire season, was originally scheduled to meet with Goodell on Aug. 23 but cancelled at the last minute. This time, the meeting is expected to go down.
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