Packers DE Anthony Hargrove Suspended For Eight Games

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Anthony Hargrove, new Packers DE is suspended for eight games next season for his involvement with the Saints bounty scandal.

Hargrove, Will Smith, and Scott Fujita were all suspended for a number of games this upcoming season, and LB Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the entire 2012 NFL Season along with former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Head Coach Sean Payton .

Mike Neal, another Packers defensive lineman, has already been suspended for the first four games in the 2012 season for the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Although Hargrove cannot participate in the first eight games of the season, he can still report to training camp and participate in the preseason. Green Bay signed a one-year contract with Hargrove worth $825,000.

Here is a portion of Roger Goodell’s statement, according to ESPN.com

“It is the obligation of everyone, including the players on the field, to ensure that rules designed to promote player safety, fair play, and the integrity of the game are adhered to and effectively and consistently enforced,” Goodell said. “Respect for the men that play the game starts with the way players conduct themselves with each other on the field.”

You can see the rest of the ESPN article here.

 

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