Tuesday brought Paul Tagliabue’s ruling on the suspensions to players issued by the NFL as part of the punishment for the Saints’ bounty program and the ruling brought plenty to talk about.
All angles will be covered during Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network on Tuesday afternoon. Erik Kuselias, Mike Florio, Shuan King and Ross Tucker will all be on hand to discuss Tabliabue’s decision to vacate the suspensions while also backing up the league’s view that a bounty program was in place with the Saints. They’ll also talk about what the ruling means for Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s defamation case against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
From there, attention will turn back to the field. The crew will take an early look at this week’s slate of games, focusing on two games that will serve as a “Prelude to the Playoffs.” The Steelers’ trip to Dallas and the NFC North battle between the Bears and Packers will be on tap for that part of the discussion.
It all gets started at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.