The suspensions of the four players named in the NFL’s bounty investigation of the Saints have been vacated! Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was appointed by Roger Goodel to hear the second round of player appeals, ruled today that the suspensions of Saints Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, and former Saints Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove be vacated.
Suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints were upheld yesterday by Roger Goodell for their part in the bounty scandal. However, Goodell reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.
Because he wants to be cleared in time to participate in training camp with the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Saints linebacker, Jonathan Vilma has filed to expedite his request for a temporary restraining order against the NFL in the Eastern District Court of Louisiana.
It could be an uphill battle the NFLPA faces after suing the league in federal court Thursday.
"Bounty-gate" might be far from over with the latest lawsuit filed in the Eastern District Court of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The NFL Players Association just filed a lawsuit against the NFL which is connected with the bounty investigation. They are calling Commissioner Roger Goodell "incurably and evidently biased."
Saints linebacker #51 Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The suit claims Goodell made false statements about Vilma when discussing the NFL's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.