Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/17/12
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma met for three hours with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, and Vilma and his lawyer said they expect a decision regarding any possible punishment to come later this week or next week, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. No decision was reached on Monday regarding a possible suspension of Vilma for his alleged involvement in the Saints bounty program. Vilma did not say whether a compromise was discussed during the meeting. ESPN reported the NFL gave Vilma a sworn affidavit from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams claiming that Vilma offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked Brett Favre out of the NFC Championship game during the 2009 season. Vilma had been suspended for the entire season. But on Friday, an appeals panel overturned the suspensions Goodell had given to Vilma, defensive end Will Smith and former Saints players Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, ruling that Goodell couldn't penalize ...
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