A number of Bears players took to Twitter today to express their opinions over today's bounty…
NFL hands down Saints player suspensions
Given the alleged financial involvement of Jonathan Vilma in the New Orleans' bounty scandal, it wasn't altogether shocking that the respected middle linebacker was suspended for the entire 2012 season by commissioner Roger Goodell. What might be more surprising in hindsight is that Vilma -- one of the brightest, most articulate, grounded, well educated and socially conscious players in the entire league -- allowed himself to be drawn in to Gregg Williams' pay-for-punishment design. By all accounts, no one twisted Vilma's arm to participate in a program that rewarded players for twisting opponents' arms, facemasks and worse. Yet a guy hardly given to excess got sucked in by the climate of hubris that enveloped him. Too bad. If anything, the suspensions of Vilma, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (eight games), defensive end Will Smith (four games) and linebacker Scott Fujita (three games) should serve as a cautionary tale. Terrible consequences can ensue when good people do...
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