Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/18/12

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 reported.

Vilma was suspended for the 2012 season by commissioner Roger Goodell, but an appeals board vacated the suspensions on Sept. 7 and Goodell is reviewing the case with the ability to reapply the suspensions to Vilma and three other players who drew punishment. Defensive end Will Smith of the Saints, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove are scheduled to meet with Goodell Tuesday.

Vilma met with Goodell on Monday and was presented affidavits signed by Williams and Cerullo claiming Vilma helped fund the pay-for-performance program in New Orleans. His defamation lawsuit is idle while the NFL reconsiders punishment.

Williams is suspended indefinitely. Vilma believes Williams was "bullied" into signing the affidavit Friday.

"What Gregg Williams said in his most recent affidavit is the same falsity he has previously provided," Ginsberg said Monday. "I don't know what Gregg Williams' motives are, but I do know that any suggestion by Williams that Jonathan put up $10,000 as an incentive for his teammates to injure another player is absolutely false."

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