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Old 06-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #22
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Default Re: Jonathan Vilma sues Roger Goodell

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
the nfl just sank his battleship.

while that doesnt directly implicate him, they can release more evidence if they want to.

they most certainly will if they HAVE to.
Exactly - this is a very well run PR campaign by the league

The league office leaks incriminating documents piecemeal rather than disclosing everything it has that is incriminating or exculpatory

The Saints coaches and front office guys want to work in the league again so they will roll over

Vilma should have gone before Goodell, confessed his sins to his master, and perhaps had the 16 game suspension knocked down to 8 (remember how Ben finally recognized what he needed to do and had his suspension reduced to 4 games?). Now his season is gone and unlike coaches that is a year he cannot get back as he gets older.

Vilma can thank the NFLPA for this - the union could have sought an arbitration clause like the baseball players union has for review of disciplinary action (think the player who had his 50 game suspension for alleged PED use overturned by an outside arbitrator would have won if the baseball commissioner had the only vote?) but decided not to push that in last year's negotiations
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