Found May 17, 2012 on
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Johnathon Vilma just took this whole Bountygate brouhaha to a whole new level. According to the Times-Picayune, Johnathon Vilma has filed suit in Eastern District (federal) court in Louisiana claiming that Roger Goodell defamed him.
The suit is in direct response to Goodell suspending Vilma for the entire 2012-2013 season. It also claims that Goodell has lied about Vilma’s involvement and has yet to provide any evidence.
The full suit follows.
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