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New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma has words for Sports Illustrated writer Peter King

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July 28, 2010; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma talks with the media during a press conference prior to the start of training camp at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been quiet lately on Twitter.  But a recent tweet by Sports Illustrated writer Peter King brought Vilma back onto the scene.

Late this afternoon, the Saints announced that they had signed former Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne.  A solid but very surprising pickup for the team and their linebacking corps.

It’s surprising because Hawthorne became the third free agent linebacker in the past several weeks that the Saints have signed with Curtis Lofton and Chris Chamberlain being the other two.

Rumors swirled about Vilma’s status with the team since both Lofton and Hawthorne have played at the middle linebacker position which every Saints fans knows is also Vilma’s position.

Vilma has long been named as one player we know for sure will be facing some form of discipline from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the so-called “Bounty Scandal”.

A suspension is going to be a given but it’s unclear for how long.  Speculation has been Vilma may be lost for the season or released outright.  Vilma has jokingly played off all the rumors until today.

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Topics: CBSSports.com, Chris Chamberlain, Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints, Pete Prisco, Peter King, Roger Goodell, Seattle Seahawks, Sports Illustrated, Twitter

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  • larryjames836

    J.Vilma; You are still part of the WHO DAT NATION we know the NFL trying to shut the New Orleans Saints down but remember we as fans still love you. We know it’s hard but we have been through some harder times J.Vilma hold your head up because know team in the NFL loved the Saints they cried every season of getting hit J.Vilma I know you heard a lot about the New Orleans Saints what they track record was and we Saints fans love you for being part of the WHO DAT NATION dont worry about what peoples might say. J.Vilma you was part of the blessing that help bring that Super Bowl Win to the BIG EASY your name is always in the hearts of the fans. New Orleans is the best city with the best fans to all you New Orleans Saints haters we love our team and we speak up for our team nobody talks about our team, nor do they mistreat our team. If you need prove call NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell we treat everybody with love but you can’t push us around we have a lot of Faith in our Saints we play ball like all of the other team only different between them and us we take a hitting and keep on ticking because that’s football on the real.