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This caused some fans to question if Vilma’s best days were behind him and if the Saints should move on from the once trusted “Drew Brees of the defense”.  This was only heightened when the Saints signed linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne.

Vilma also was placed in a negative light when Goodell accused him of being one of the main orchestrator’s of an alleged bounty program that included a claim that Vilma offered a $10,000 bounty on former quarterback Brett Farve in the Saints 2010 NFC Championship Game.

All of Vilma’s attempts at stopping his suspension have been fruitless and seem to be lacking any substance.  The NFL has painted him into a corner with the “it’s in the collective bargaining agreement you signed” defense.

While Vilma’s defamation suit is another issue, the main battle he needs to win is the TRO which would allow him to participate with the team in training camp that begins Tuesday and also continuing to rehab his knee.

Both are important for Vilma since defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has installed a new defensive scheme and having the necessary care for his knee means that it will progress and heal properly.

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  • 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.