Not only does Saints safety Rafael Bush have a new contract, he has a little extra change in his pocket.
Bush just tweeted out word that he won an appeal of a $21,000 fine from the league.
“I just realized it took me 3 months to appeal my last fine yep can I have my 21 back now thank you,” he wrote.
Bush was initially fined for a shot on Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, which knocked Harvin out of their playoff game (though Harvin later returned). He was flagged on the play for hitting a defenseless receiver.
The wheels of NFL justice may move slowly, but that’s a nice bonus, even for a guy who just signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal to be a backup.
The Saints matched the offer sheet the Falcons submitted for restricted free agent, allowing them to keep the bit player behind Kenny Vaccaro and newcomer Jairus Byrd.