Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sent notice through his legal team that he's willing to sit down for a formal meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell. Vilma and attorney Peter Ginsberg walked out of a joint appeal hearing June 18. That meeting started with all four suspended players -- Saints defensive end Will Smith, free agent Anthony Hargrove and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita -- before it was delayed and then re-started without Vilma hours later. Ginsberg declined to return for that meeting after adjournment and called the appeal hearing "a sham." "I'm expecting a fair meeting, unlike the June 18 appeals hearing," Vilma told ESPN via text message. "We can all benefit from transparency regarding evidence and witnesses instead of using conjecture or hearsay to come to inaccurate conclusions. I look forward to getting this accomplished." Ginsberg said he and Vilma are ready to talk to Goodell and Tuesday was set as the NFL's deadli...
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