Sources: Appeal decision by Tuesday

Updated: December 9, 2012, 3:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Players sources say they rejected a settlement offer in the New Orleans Saints bounty case Friday because it required some acknowledgement of culpability.

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed to hear the appeal, is expected to reach his decision by Tuesday, according to league sources.

The players involved -- Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove -- are said to be reasonably satisfied with the way Tagliabue ...

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