While he appeals the suspension handed down by commissioner Roger Goodel, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma plans to play in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The NFL had suspended Vilma for an entire season in connection to ‘bounty gate’ and his alleged involvement.
Vilma told New Orleans TV station WVUE-TV that “I’ll be allowed to practice, I’ll be allowed to play versus Tampa Bay.”
He continued to tell the TV station taht his injured left knee felt good that he had platelet-rich plasma therapy done in Germany.
“I know that the media hasn’t seen much of me for a while, but I’ve actually been working out, working hard, training hard so I can get to this point to be able to give our team a chance to win in Tampa Bay,” Vilma said.
Goodell recently reinstated the suspension of Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita and Will Smith. All four players appealed the suspensions on Friday. Hargrove’s original eight game ban was reduced to seven while Fujita’s was reduce