LB Jonathan Vilma Suing Commissioner Roger Goodell For Defamation

According to Larry Holder of, Saints LB Jonathan Vilma is suing commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation.

Vilma’s attourney’s states that “Goodell’s Statements were made with reckless disregard of their truth or falsity and/or with malice,” and that “Goodell’s Statements forever falsely taint and permanently damage Vilma, in the eyes of NFL Clubs, media, fans and sponsors, as a player who brazenly disregards NFL rules and intentionally attempts to injure his opponents.

Recent statements by NFL players say that Goodell didn’t have the evidence to conduct these punishments. It’s hard to say what will come of this, but it’s certainly interesting to see a lawsuit filed against the commissioner.

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