|05-17-2012, 04:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma Sues Roger Goodell For Defamation
Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. Goodell has said Vilma was a leader of the team's bounty program that put up thousands of dollars for bounties on opposing team's star players. Goodell has also suspended Vilma for the entire season. Vilma and three other players who received shorter suspensions all have appealed their punishments, Vilma denies putting up money to knock any player out of a game.
Source: ESPN.com, Associated Press
WE HAVE A HULK
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|05-17-2012, 07:09 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Ha. Just found this.
Andrew Brandt @adbrandt Defamation requires Vilma proving Goodell knowingly made false statements. As Goodell told @SI_PeterKing "We have good lawyers too."
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