Report: Suspended players reject bounty settlement

Report: Suspended players reject bounty settlement

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 09: Jonathan Vilma #51 of the New Orleans Saints walks on the field during a timeout in the game against the Washington Redskins during the season opener at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 11:58 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Four players suspended in connection with the bounty scandal have rejected a settlement from the National Football League. 

According to a report from ESPN.com, the suspended players -- Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita -- turned down a settlement offer from the league "because it required some acknowledge of culpability."

The players turned down the deal to have their suspensions reduced in exchange for admitting some guilt in the bounty scandal.

Paul Tagliabue, the former NFL commissioner who is overseeing the players' appeals, is expected to hand down his ruling by Thursday.

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