GLENDALE, AZ - FILE: Linebacker Jonathan Vilma #51 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. It was reported on May 2, 2012 that linebacker Jonathan Vilma along with three other players have been suspended by the NFL for their role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty system. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Gregg Williams Swears Jonathan Vilma Participated In Saints Bounty Scandal

The New Orleans Saints and appealing star Jonathan Vilma have no choice but to muddle through the bounty scandal precipitated by former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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Saints Bounty Scandal Continues As Jonathan Vilma Files Lawsuit Against Roger Goodell, NFL

Anyone in the NFL who was hoping for the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal to quiet down after the St. Louis Rams exiled Gregg Williams and the league handed down suspensions to Saints braintrust and players can officially be disappointed: Jonathan Vilma has filed a lawsuit against Roger Goodell for defamation of character. Bountygate continues.

Vilma's been suspended for eight games for his role in the bounty scandal, and has been critical from the moment the suspension was handed down of what he believes to be Goodell and the NFL's failure to produce the evidence that's precipitated the Saints' suspensions.

Until that evidence comes out, I guess, Vilma and company have a point; if I were him I'd certainly want to know what it was they thought they had on me, and I'd want the public to know it to. And since the NFL appears set to comply with his requests, the Saints and their fanbase look like they'll get the reckoning they've been asking for.

Until then, the NFL's bad offseason continues.

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