Saints players' suspensions vacated . . . for now

New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma (51) celebrates a

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New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma (51) celebrates a play against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2010) (Credit: AP)

The four players suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over their involvement in an alleged bounty program with the New Orleans Saints from 2009-11 had their suspensions vacated by an appeals panel Friday.

The decision prompted the league to immediately reinstate the players -- linebacker Jonathan Vilma, defensive end Will Smith, defensive end Anthony Hargrove and linebacker Scott Fujita...

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