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Report: Saints' Smith and Harper may receive long suspensions

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NEW YORK -'s Jason La Canfora reports that while much of the "Bounty-gate" attention lately has been on Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, defensive end Will Smith and safety Roman Harper may face long suspensions as well.

La Canfora reports that Harper and Smith were probed in depth and could end up facing more severe discipline than the majority of the players whom the league believes were active in the program.

The NFL's report indicated 22 to 27 players were involved during the three years the Saints' defense was investigated.

Sources say Vilma is expected to face the most stern punishment of any Saints player. The linebacker is preparing for a suspension between two and eight games.

Click here to read more of Jason La Canfora's report.

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