Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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METAIRIE, La. -- When the Saints allowed reporters in Thursday for their first media availability of the offseason, much of the discussion focused on the lawsuit middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week. The defamation suit filed by Vilma stemmed from what Goodell said was Vilma's role as one of the ringleaders in the bounty program the league said was run from 2009 to 2011 by members of the Saints' defense. "That's his constitutional right," Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said of Vilma, who has been suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the pay-for-performance system. All-Pro guard Jahri Evans also said he was happy to see Vilma, who has taken part in install and film sessions this spring, take action to fight the suspension and offset the damage done to his reputation. "Most definitely," Evans said. "As a player he has to fight back." --When Vitt spoke with reporters about the first three OTAs, he noted that se...
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