While the full details have yet to be released, it appears that arbitrator Steve Burbank has ruled in favor of the league in the New Orleans Saints bounty case.
Still waiting for details, but source with knowledge of bounty case tells PFT that the players have received bad news from Stephen Burbank.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 4, 2012
Arbitrator Burbank rules in favor of NFL, source says, confirming an earlier PFT tweet. Clear victory for league. More to come.— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) June 4, 2012
The four players suspended in the bounty case are Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.
Separate from this is a grievance filed before arbitrator Shyam Das that questions whether the NFL can suspend players for actions that took place before the new CBA was signed.