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Vilma's defamation suit is still on

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03:47 PM ET 12.11 | Paul Tagliabue's decision to vacate player punishments in theNew Orleans Saints bounty case is unlikely to be the last word on the matter. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma intends to pursue his personal defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, according Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Peter Ginsberg, Vilma's attorney, confirmed his client's decision to continue with the suit immediately after Tagliabue's decision was announced. The lawyer said Vilma intends to "reclaim his reputation" after the bounty case.

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December 11, 2012  04:18 PM ET

"reclaim his reputation"

Funny that the NFL Network put that into quotes.

December 11, 2012  04:24 PM ET

"Reclaim his reputation"... yeah, right. He should just be honest about it and say "get paid".

December 11, 2012  04:54 PM ET

Good move by Vilma. Spend a bunch more money on legal fees to get something he has no hope of getting. If he thinks winning a defamation lawsuit will clear his rep as a cheap shot thug, he's sadly mistaken.

December 11, 2012  05:04 PM ET

Karma can be a biotch Jonathon, here's looking for you on the IR, often.

December 11, 2012  05:05 PM ET

Its On!

December 11, 2012  05:21 PM ET

I can hear Fred Flintstones voice calling:"VILMA!!!!!"

December 11, 2012  05:23 PM ET

This punk should file a defecation suit instead.

December 11, 2012  06:19 PM ET

Judging my most of these comments, it seems like Vilma is the only one who thinks he can "reclaim his reputation".

His reputation is what it is. Nothing will change it outside of the state of Louisiana.

December 11, 2012  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I can hear Fred Flintstones voice calling:"VILMA!!!!!"

Yabba Dabba Do!

December 11, 2012  07:09 PM ET

It wouldve been obvious if a bounty was on by watching each clip!.... If it doesnt fit ...you must acquit! JUICE!!!

December 11, 2012  07:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Karma can be a biotch Jonathon, here's looking for you on the IR, often.

I know James Harrison wish Goodel would just try on any football uniforn and step on the field.... All of Harrisons hits were great but listen to Goodell they werent!

December 11, 2012  08:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Good move by Vilma. Spend a bunch more money on legal fees to get something he has no hope of getting. If he thinks winning a defamation lawsuit will clear his rep as a cheap shot thug, he's sadly mistaken.

Before all this Vilma didn't have a reputation as a cheap shot thug. If he in fact is one, I'd like to see or hear the evidence that backs that up. If not, it's a bandwagon reputation that carries no weight. The cheap shot thug at the top of the ladder is Suh, no question.

December 11, 2012  08:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Before all this Vilma didn't have a reputation as a cheap shot thug. If he in fact is one, I'd like to see or hear the evidence that backs that up. If not, it's a bandwagon reputation that carries no weight. The cheap shot thug at the top of the ladder is Suh, no question.

Agreed again!

December 11, 2012  08:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This punk should file a defecation suit instead.

I know what NFL player Ill be hanging around and Iam a GGGGGGGGGGGMen, Jets fan.....Lots of money for Vilma!

December 11, 2012  08:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I know what NFL player Ill be hanging around and Iam a GGGGGGGGGGGMen, Jets fan.....Lots of money for Vilma!

I know a winner when I see one!!! Creepy aint that stupid!!!

December 11, 2012  08:32 PM ET

If the league is smart they would settle with Vilma.....they dont have a leg to stand on!!! That means ticket prices will soar...goodbye $5.00 beer now $10.00. no more $50. seats now 100. Thanks Goodell!

December 11, 2012  08:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

If the league is smart they would settle with Vilma.....they dont have a leg to stand on!!! That means ticket prices will soar...goodbye $5.00 beer now $10.00. no more $50. seats now 100. Thanks Goodell!

Vilma has a chance to cash in pretty good on this if he doesn't get greedy. Goodell screwed up BIG.

December 11, 2012  09:17 PM ET

Vilma should grease it up and aim for penetration. Choirboy has got to go. If possible with a sore bum and a flat wallet.

 
December 11, 2012  11:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Vilma should grease it up and aim for penetration. Choirboy has got to go. If possible with a sore bum and a flat wallet.

BuLLSEYE!!! Goodells rear end! without grease.... Goodell has to squeal like a pig!!! Its Creepys time...I got carried away...I mean its Vilmas time!

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