Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan-Vilma’

Vilma Sits Down with Roger Goodell – Documents Signed by Williams Given to Him

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma had a sit down today with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his suspension that was temporarily lifted. In Monday’s meeting, the NFL gave Vilma a sworn affidavit from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams that the New Orleans linebacker offered $10,000 to any teammate who knocked quarterback Brett Favre out of […]

Suspensions of Four Saints Players Involved in “Bounty Program” Overturned

All along the four players that were suspended for their involvement in “bounty gate” have stated that they were innocent. Friday, at least three people agreed with them. Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove all had their suspensions overturned for their involvement in the Saints “bounty” program. The suspensions were overturned by […]

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Morning Edition 8/7

The lawyer for Jonathan Vilma, Peter Ginsberg, filed “a memorandum in support of injunctive relief in light of recent public comments” in the U.S. District Court of Louisiana on Monday, taking aim at the actions of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. – NFL.com The Rams are getting wide receiver Danario Alexander back, as he has resumed […]

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Morning Edition 8/6

We start the day with the continuing sad news about the death of the son of Andy Reid, Garrett. Michael Silver at Yahoo Sports has a story today on the coach of the Eagles, and how Reid always put on a brave face despite long time issues with his sons’ struggles. – Yahoo Sports Darren […]

NFL and NFLPA Go Back and Forth Over Legal Details of Vilma Case in Federal Court

Attorneys for the NFL Players Association and the NFL drove home key points in federal court concerning disputed legal details in the case of suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Ryan Jones of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s jurisdiction over the fates of four suspended current and former Saints players, the players’ […]

NFL Opposes Jonathan Vilma’s Request for a Fast Hearing

The NFL has opposed Jonathan Vilma‘s request for an expedited hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension. Tuesday’s motion filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana claims that the New Orleans Saints linebacker did not “exhaust the dispute resolution procedures” in the collective bargaining agreement. Vilma was suspended by Commissioner Roger […]

NFL Files Grievance Over Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Jonathan Vilma

The NFL took aggressive action on July 3 in an attempt to prevent Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell from ever seeing the courtroom, Ryan Jones of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The league’s management council filed a grievance against the NFL Players Association, demanding that Vilma withdraw his suit and compensate the […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Player Bounty Suspensions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove. In his letter to the players, Commissioner Goodell noted that: “Throughout this entire process, including your appeals, and despite repeated invitations and encouragement to do so, none of you has offered any evidence that would warrant reconsideration […]