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New Orleans Saints’ Vilma Sues NFL’s Goodell for Defamation

May 17, 2012

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma sued National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation in federal court in New Orleans.

Vilma accused the commissioner of making false statements about him in reports discussing the Saints’ alleged “bounty” program.

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