Appeal seeks Roger Goodell recusal

Updated: October 12, 2012, 8:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

All four players involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal have filed an appeal asking that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from the case because he can't be impartial, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove requested the recusal on the basis of bias and partiality, the sources said.

Vilma, suspended for the entire season, no doubt hopes U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan makes a favorable ...

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