Will the plea from New Orleans Saints Drew Brees really help Jonathan Vilma?

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Dec 27, 2010; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) celebrate a victory against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently submitted an affidavit in support of teammate linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s attempt in a defamation suit and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the suspension from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. 

The true question is will it help him or be another piece of paper that gets shoved with all the others?  Will this plea from Brees really hit the heartstrings of a legal system that can be cold as ice?

The hard truth is that this heartfelt and sincere attempt by Brees as well as interim head coach Joe Vitt and head athletic trainer Scottie Patton could fail to do what is attempting to do, which is save Vilma’s career a major setback as well as with the Saints.

In all three affidavits the main theme is that Vilma’s suspension could have a major impact on the team, the community, and Vilma’s rehabilitation of his injured knee.

The linebacker is currently trying to recover from the injury that he suffered last season and forced him to miss multiple games, forcing linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar to step in for him.

At the time, the severity of the injury was unknown but the effect was evident.  When Vilma did return to the field, he was not as explosive and the brute force he once had was lacking.

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Tags: 2012 Training Camp Bounty Brett Farve Drew Brees Jo-Lonn Dunbar Joe Vitt Jonathan Vilma New Orleans Saints NFL Roger Goodell Scottie Patton

  • larryjames836

    Some justice system need to hear what the players has to say because the NFL and they unbalanced system. The NFL need these guys to keep the NFL sports world open they may think the players not important but they are so why not listen to what they has to say. Maybe if a legal system take the time to listen to both sides and pull all the evidences and solve this problem everything will be alright all the players want is the truth. People’s are throwing the players under the bus without a decent hearing of the case and this is not fair justice. What player in his right mind going to let someone charge them with something they don’t know what its about and know evidences. I know some of you saying the Saints did it, but without showing evidences that just like saying I said you did you did it and nothing you can do about it. A player has a life to yes they make money but treat them fairly if they wrong show them they wrong by proof of evidences. Because a lie is not going to stand in the face of God so if you has the proof lay it were they eyes can see it. Don’t think a player nor his lawyers going to take your word on anything so lay out the evidences.