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Old 05-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Vilma v. Goodell is more than just a defamation lawsuit. It is a direct challenge to a commissioner who, until now, has acted with more power than any commissioner in U.S. sports history. It is also an attempt to import judicial review of an individual who, until now, has been judge, jury and executioner of NFL justice.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
 
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Yeah... Saw that... This is getting fun to see Goodell feel the heat!
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Hopefully this changes the way the NFL handles suspensions/appeals
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
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Hopefully this changes the way the NFL handles suspensions/appeals
Been thinking that for a while now. This whole "one-man-is-judge-jury-executioner" thing couldn't be more unAmerican. Give 'em hell Jon!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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Ok the gloves are off.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Lawyer up Goodell. I don't think he'll be able to use a NFL lawyer for this one since it's personal and not the NFL Vilma's challenging
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:08 AM   #7
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Well, like it or not, Vilma has now put himself in a position that he must win or his NFL career is over. I get that he should appeal his year long suspension, but seriously, suing Goodell is going to blacklist him, of course unofficially but officially. I do respect that Vilma has the mindset to challenge them, good for him, hope he wins and gets his suspension overturned.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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Man is the UGLIETS off season the SAINTS have ever had.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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As for the evidence, I have a feeling all he has is a big stack of testimonies from people who do not want to get involved beyond making confidential statements. That is not going to fly. These people will in fact have to swear under oath. This could be a big problem for Goodell. If they didn't want to be known then they certainly won't want to be known now. Even if the court promises to protect their identity that may not be enough. They could just say, um....no thanks.
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