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The ensuing ‘Bounty Gate’ scandal took the New Orleans Saints organization by storm and turned an inspirational franchise into a nightmare. Everyone already knows the casualties of the scandal included Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma. When the NFL handed down his season-long suspension this past offseason, it was a punishment based on symbolism. If the accusations were true, then every player on the Saints would have known or been involved in the scandal, but the league didn’t believe the public could accept punishments against everyone on the Saints organization. On 9/7/12, a Federal Court appeals panel overturned the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. However, there is no victory for Jonathan Vilma, whose career is hanging on threads .… Read more
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Jonathan Vilma continues to deny he offered a $10,000 reward to teammates to knock Brett Favre out of the 2009 NFC Championship game and claims signed affidavits from former Saints coaches are false and motive-driven. Suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo were served subpoenas by Vilma's representatives last week, ESPN.com...
The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.
Vilma met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting...
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...
When Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier today, he had reason to walk into the discussion with a positive outlook, especially in light of the recent decision by the league’s appeals panel to overturn the suspensions levied against him and several other players for their roles in New Orleans’ bounty program.
That outlook may have been...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and according to ESPN.com more evidence was released.
In Monday’s meeting, the NFL gave Vilma a sworn affidavit from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams that the New Orleans linebacker offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked quarterback Brett Favre out of the January 2010 NFC...
There hasn’t been much evidence offered to us, or to the current and former New Orleans Saints players that were suspended by Roger Goodell. The failure to provide evidence to all parties is one of the big reasons that his decision was overturned by a panel two weeks ago. But when Jonathan Vilma met with [...]
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spent Monday
afternoon having a ''very frank, very truthful'' meeting with NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was
In two polarizing weeks, Ryan Fitzpatrick, C.J. Spiller and the Buffalo Bills showed fans a full range of possibilities. They sat back and allowed the New York Jets to pummel them, then dished that treatment out in kind to the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s safe to say the real Buffalo Bills fall somewhere in the middle of all that. If so, then it’s tough to argue this team is perfect...
Steve White preaches the gospel about Jonathan Vilma, Gregg Williams and the hypocrisy of Roger Goddell's reign, plus a quick story about the creation of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show.The post Podcast: Double Up With Steve White, Mike Felder And #theUCshow appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.