Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/18/12
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being sued in federal court by linebacker Jonathan Vilma of the New Orleans Saints for libel and slander. The lawsuit stems over remarks that Goodell made publicly concerning Vilma and the recent Bountygate scandal in the NFL. Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire 2012/13 season for allegedly putting up a $10,000 bounty reward to any of his Saints teammates who could knock quarterbacks Kurt Warner and Brett Favre out of the game while playing against New Orleans during the 2009 playoffs. However, Vilma denied the charges and said there isn’t any evidence supporting these remarks. The 30-year-old Vilma has asked for unspecified damages in his 16-page lawsuit. Peter Ginsberg, Vilma’s lawyer, said Goodell chose to make public statements regarding the bounty incident, but the accusations he made are false. He now wants Goodell to pay for the damage his remarks have caused Vilma. Ginsberg added that the statements made about his client are very serious and
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