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The NFL says, no that’s not the case. There is a rumor circulating that the NFL may reduce Jonathon Vilma’s year long suspension to just 8 games.
“Today’s report about a settlement offer by the league to Jonathan Vilma is completely inaccurate,” the league said in a statement. ”No such settlement offer has been made. We will continue to respect the court proceedings on this matter and have no further comment at this time.”
Lets hope Vilma’s suspension stands. Why do I say this? It’s not because I dislike the Saints. In fact, over the last several years, I’ve become an honorary member of “who dat nation.” Having Drew Brees perennially on your fantasy team will do that. So why the hate here? I dislike seeing unnecessary lawsuits, in general. If Vilma played the role in the bounty scandal which has been reported — then he deserves to be gone for all of 2012.
If the NFL reduces Vilma’s suspension in lieu of additional evidence that exonerates the linebacker, Goodell has lost a go
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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.
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...
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Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma faces a yearlong suspension due to his alleged role in the bounty scandal, but the league may be willing to offer him a reduction.
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...
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Titans receiver Kenny Britt says he's ready for whatever punishment NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell metes out following his latest run-in with police.
Britt spoke Wednesday for the first time since his July 20 DUI arrest on the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army post. He was summoned to Goodell's office on Monday to discuss the arrest, which came less than a year after the commissioner...
The NFL has offered to reduce Saints LB Jonathan Vilmas suspension from one year to eight games, according to an ESPN report. Settlement talks are ongoing between the league, NFLPA and legal representatives for Vilma and the other players suspended for the Saints bounty program. A reduction in the suspension, however, is conditional upon Vilma dropping his defamation suit against...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans receiver Kenny Britt says he's ready for whatever punishment NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell metes out following his latest run-in with police.
Britt spoke Wednesday for the first time since his July 20 DUI arrest on the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army post. He was summoned to Goodell's office on Monday to discuss the arrest, which came less than...
New York State senator Charles Schumer is calling on the NFL to amend the G-4 loan program to allow the Bills to get a $25 million loan match to upgrade the stadium and special incentive for a future owner to keep the team in Western New York. During his press conference today in front of Ralph Wilson Stadium, he has rolled out his plan to help the Bills stay put.
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...
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says he has a plan to help keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York for the long term, Schumer will release details at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Wednesday. The announcement comes as negotiations are under way with Erie County and New York state to extend the Bills' stadium lease, the current deal expires in July 2013. National Football League Commissioner...
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at league headquarters on Monday to talk about his arrest for DUI, NFL.com reported Sunday. Britt is on the physically unable to perform list after having knee surgery for the third time. But he could face a suspension for his latest arrest, which occurred on July 20. Britt has had eight...