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  • "Even though this matter has been pending only since May ... it feels as protracted and painful as the Saints season itself, and calls for closure," Berrigan wrote in her decision. "The Court nonetheless believes that had this matter been handled in a less heavy handed way, with greater fairness toward the players and the pressures they face, this litigation and the related cases would not have been necessary."

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  • Berrigan wrote that "Vilma maintains that Goodell is responsible for the allegedly offending statements in his individual capacity."

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