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WhoDat!656 07-11-2012 09:44 PM

JonVilma51: The nfl sent me a letter "demanding" I drop my defamation suit or else...lol or else wat?!?? They no likey me lawsuitey
 
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RockyMountainSaint 07-11-2012 09:47 PM

I just saw this on my facebook too. Vilma doesn't give a f***!


Jonathan Vilma
The nfl sent me a letter "demanding" I drop my defamation suit or else...lol or else wat?!?? They no likey me lawsuitey (From jonvilma51 channel on MogoTXT )

73Saint 07-11-2012 09:49 PM

This one's a head scratcher to me. I don't know what to make of the letter, or especially Vilma's out and out vigilance??

TheDeuce 07-11-2012 10:24 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.

saintfan 07-11-2012 10:38 PM

Vilma has nothing to lose. He's fighting the good fight. Rock on Jon!

Ashley 07-11-2012 10:52 PM

Go for his throat Jon

QBREES9 07-11-2012 11:14 PM

Hit them hard Johnny, and in the walet.

AlaskaSaints 07-11-2012 11:28 PM

Impossible to know how this will shake out in the short-or long-run.

Alaska

RockyMountainSaint 07-11-2012 11:36 PM

League files grievance against Vilma for pursuing defamation case | ProFootballTalk
Things have quieted down a bit in connection with the Saints bounty scandal, but the present calm comes merely from a minor break in the line of storms.

Eventually, the lawsuits filed recently in Louisiana will heat up, with inevitable efforts to block the suspensions pending the outcome of the courtroom challenges to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s exercise of power over the players. As to the defamation claim filed by Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma against Goodell, however, the NFL has thrown down the proverbial gloves.

Vilma has disclosed on Twitter that the league has asked him, perhaps not politely, to abandon the case.

Jonathan Vilma

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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the more accurate description is that the NFL has filed a grievance under the CBA against the NFLPA and Vilma seeking an order forcing Vilma to dismiss his defamation suit. On Wednesday, lawyer Peter Ginsberg informed the league that Vilma will not be withdrawing the defamation suit, arguing that the grievance filed by the league has no merit.

The letter, a copy of which PFT has obtained, contends that the grievance procedure contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement doesn’t apply in this case, because Vilma filed his suit not “against the NFL or any Club” but against Goodell, and because the defamation claim arises not from the suspension imposed by Goodell on Vilma but from the allegedly false public statements made by Goodell before imposing discipline.

The grievance “constitutes an improper effort to interfere with a pending judicial matter,” Ginsberg writes in his letter to Dennis Curran, NFL Sr. Vice President of Labor Litigation & Policy. “If you pursue the Grievance, we will consider seeking sanctions against the NFL [Management Council] before Honorable Helen G. Berrigan . . . based on NFLMC’s improper attempt to obstruct a pending judicial action in which it is not a party.”

So, yes, as Vilma surmises, the NFL “no likey [his] lawsuitey.” And Vilma’s lawyer doesn’t like how the NFL is voicing its displeasure.

And the end result is that the ever-twisting-and-turning bounty case has developed yet another twist and/or turn.

Beastmode 07-12-2012 01:48 AM

The NFL's grievance needs to be tossed and resubmitted by Roger. This is a personal suit and should be treated as such. And why even send the man a letter. He does not care! If he did he wouldn't have filed it in the first place or blow up Twitter every week.


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