Article Photos: 4 players file bounty appeals to NFL 1/2

  FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, NFL ommissioner Roger Goodell gestures to fans before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and the NFL players union left little doubt they remain determined to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to suspend players in connection with the league’s bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. Goodell ruled Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, that Vilma, a linebacker, would remain suspended for the season, while Smith, a defensive end, still would face a four-game ban. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)