New Orleans Saints Vilma, NFL meet in court today for settlement conference on bounty

vilmaNew Orleans Saints, Jonathan Vilma is finally getting a day in court with Bounty settlement conference

According to various news sources, Jonathan Vilma and lawyers for the NFL arrived at federal court in New Orleans Monday for a settlement conference in Vilma's lawsuit. The linebacker hopes to reverse his season-long suspension in the Saints bounty investigation.
The conference was closed to the public.


Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season due to NFL claims being made against him. Vilma also has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.


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