One of the grievances filed by the NFLPA attaches as exhibits the four letters sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell to the individual players who have been suspended.
The letter to former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita makes clear that he is accused only of pledging a “significant amount of money” to the broader pay-for-performance/bounty pool. The pool paid out money both for big plays and “cart-offs” and “knockouts.”
While Goodell’s letter to Fujita states that the pool “paid large cash rewards for ‘cart-offs’ and ‘knockouts,'” the NFL still has produced no specific evidence that anyone received any payment for players being carted off and/or knocked out of games. (That’s possibly because the only player carted off of any Saints game from 2009 through 2011 was Saints running back Reggie Bush, who broke a leg against the 49ers in 2010.) Absent such evidence, Fujita merely contributed to a pool of money that was paid out to players who intercepted passes, forced fumbles, etc.
If that’s the case, Fujita’s three-game suspension seems a little excessive, especially without specific evidence of the “significant amount” of money he supposedly contributed.