NFL offers New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma a Faust-like deal on his suspension

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At the risk of sounding like a complete homer, I’ll say that the evidence presented by the NFL is shaky at best with plenty of “reconstructed documents” and hear-say from witnesses that have more holes in their credibility and testimony than Swiss cheese.

Goodell was interviewed recently at a youth football game leading up to the Hall of Fame induction and he again pounded the gavel that the NFL stands by this evidence and that the pay for performance the Saints admitted to was actually a bounty because there was intent to injure.

The only problem with that theory is that with “intent” you have to prove it.  If you can’t, then it becomes speculation.  If that’s the case then that opens up a whole other can of worms.

That’s probably why the deal is being offered to Vilma is because there is a strong possibility in the civil suit that the NFL will be put on public display and further unravel some threads that could shed an even more unflattering light on the investigation and disciplinary process.

On a side note, even if Vilma accepts the deal, he would still have to rehab his injured knee at a private facility until his return.  That would be a November 11 home game against the Atlanta Falcons.

In reality the reduced suspension would actually be for nine games since there is also a bye week the Saints will have following an October 7th game against the San Diego Chargers.

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  • louisianakid1954

    I agree Vilma should continue his battle with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, like Drew Brees said they don’t trust Goodell. I will lean on Goodell like he lean on me know deals Roger Goodell is up to know good. Vilma have fought to long and his name has been draged through the mud and it would be better to know the whole truth of the matter at hand. The New Orleans Saints has been through to much this offseason to take a deal I would like the truth to be known to the public that Roger Goodell is a liar. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell trying to play the New Orleans Saints players and staff as suckers he must have forgotten who he dealing with the WHODAT’S NATION we’ll rather fight than switch. So Mr. Vilma keep on fighting the ball is in your field so play it how you want to Mr. Vilma its on you. (Good Luck Fight)!!

  • Tammy Meaux

    Stick it to them Vilma, continue the fight to make it right.We are going to the super bowl and we are going to win it. The Who Dat Nation stands strong. There is no knocking us down !