Most believe that the NFL will announce suspensions for the players involved in Bountygate some time before the draft. And while no one knows for sure what punishment Goddell has in store for the players, Johnathon Vilma seems to think he has an idea of what his suspension will be.
According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, Vilma is bracing for a suspension that will fall into the two to eight games range.
Jonathan Vilma is bracing for a suspension between two to eight games, according to sources who have been in contact with the New Orleans Saints linebacker.
Vilma, his representatives and the NFL Players Association are unsure of exactly what discipline will be handed down at this point, but with Vilma the only player named in information released to the public, the player expects the discipline to be at least a few games, sources said.
Given the severity of the suspensions for coach Sean Payton (the entire 2012 season) and general manager Mickey Loomis (eight games), and statements from commissioner Roger Goodell about impending player discipline, some close to Vilma figure that he could end up sitting out half the season.
Remember when the Saints were expecting a four game suspension for Sean Payton? How did that work out?
Something tells us that Johnathon Vilma may be a tad bit surprised when he receives his punishment as well.