Jonathan Vilma isn't the only one appealing his NFL suspension for participating in the Saints' bounty program.
Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, Saints defensive end Will Smith and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita officially filed their appeals Monday, and will have their cases heard by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Of the three, Smith is the only one still with the Saints. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 regular season after the NFL's investigation concluded that he assisted former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in establishing and funding the team's bounty program during his time as a captain. He had 35 tackles and 6.5 sacks for the Saints in 14 games in 2011.
Fujita, who signed with Cleveland following the Saints' Super Bowl victory in 2010, was suspended for three games after the investigation found that he'd pledged "large cash rewards" for plays during which opposing players were injured. In 10 games for the Browns last season, Fujita made 50 tackles and intercepted a pass.
Hargrove, who signed with the Packers this spring after playing for the Seahawks in 2011, was suspended eight games. In its May 2 statement, the NFL reported that Hargrove had been untruthful to investigators about the bounty program, but submitted a signed declaration to the league that established both the existence of the program and his participation in it. In 15 games for the Seahawks last year, Hargrove had 18 tackles and three sacks.
Monday was the deadline for the suspended players to file their appeals with the league.