Found August 07, 2012 on
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This morning, ESPN reported that New Orleans Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma had been offered a deal that would cut his year-long suspension from the NFL in half. Sources suggest that the league proposed the deal with hopes of Vilma dropping his defamation lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell.
The NFL denies the claim and calls it "completely inaccurate", according to NFL spokesman, Greg Ailleo. If these reports of a deal are true, this won't be the only bargain the NFL will have to make.
If Jonathan Vilma is granted a deal that would reduce his suspension from sixteen games to eight, expect Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, Scott Fujita, and head coach Sean Payton to all file suits against Commissioner Goodell as well. The domino effect will limit each party's punishment laid down by Goodell. After all, didn't he defame all of these men?
With all of the lawsuits against the NFL right now due to players' safety, it is likely the bargain would be ...
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Despite earlier reports indicating that the NFL offered Jonathan Vilma a settlement where it would reduce his suspension to eight games, subsequent reports say no offer was made.
Update: The NFL has released a statement to deny it ever offered Vilma a settlement.
Jonathan Vilma is returning to federal court Friday as a judge hears arguments on the NFL's motion to dismiss the Saints linebacker's lawsuit seeking to overturn his bounty suspension.
It's not clear when U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan will rule, but if she does not dismiss the lawsuit, she could potentially rule on Vilma's request to be allowed to temporarily...
Conflicting reports regarding Jonathan Vilma surfaced today, as multiple news outlets released information claiming that the NFL had offered Vilma a reduced suspension for the upcoming season. The Saints’ starting middle linebacker was suspended for the entire season for his alleged involvement in the New Orleans bounty scandal, which also led to the suspension of head coach Sean...
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