The NFL Players Association has filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking a temporary restraining order against the suspensions levied to three players suspended by the NFL for the New Orleans Saints bounty-related scandal, including former Saints and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita. Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune has more:
Fujita is slated to miss the first three games on this season for the Cleveland Browns. (Anthony) Hargrove is a free agent after being released by Green Bay in the preseason.
(Will) Smith and Fujita argued in the latest filing that each are starters and that the suspension could cost them their jobs, "or even worse," their places on their teams' rosters.
Both players added that with Fujita's contract expiring after this season and Smith's contract expiring in 2014, the suspension this season would prevent them from early negotiations because certain benchmarks may not be reached, hampering their stats.