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New Orleans Saints Vilma files second lawsuit; brings up old name

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Feb 2, 2010; Miami, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma during media day for Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a second lawsuit against the NFL in federal court in New Orleans and re-introduces an old name that some may have forgotten about.

The lawsuit Vilma filed states that NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell has failed to make a ruling on Vilma’s appeal in an expeditious fashion.  The appeal was heard on June 18 and the suit says that he should have been able to make a ruling on June 25.

Vilma is also asking that even if the suspension is upheld by Goodell, that a temporary restraining order be granted to allow him to continue working with the Saints.

Along with that, the suit attacks the evidence presented at the appeal hearing saying that it is “flawed” and that he has only be allowed to see a small fraction of the alleged 18,000 pages of documents.

Vilma’s suit says the credibility of the evidence “undermines the integrity of the process” since it includes many alleged handwritten notes that have been presented in a printed fashion and not the original.

The lawsuit also brings back to light a name that almost ranked up with other hated Saints “whistle-blower” Sean Pamphilon, which is that of former Saints defensive assistant Michael Cerullo .

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