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

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For linebackers, as well as offensive and defensive linemen, an injured knee means less stability at their position and also less power to explode with the short burts that they need.  Destroyed knees in football equal destroyed careers.

The NFL responded to Vilma’s claim of rehabbing with the Saints stating that he may still coordinate with the Saints training staff, just in a private facility and not at the Saints facility.  Meaning Vilma would probably be footing the astronomical cost of transporting equipment and staff.

This will only put a pinch on Vilma’s pocketbook who has already spent a great deal in legal fees and not to mention the fact that if he is suspended, he loses his salary for the season and is unemployed until the start of next season.

The affidavit’s filed by Brees and the others allude to this fact but also emphasize the importance of Vilma’s interaction as a member of the local community and the impact the suspension would have on that.

Vilma no doubt has been a leader not only for the Saints but the New Orleans community and helping with the restoration efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, where his parents immigrated from.

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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.