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  • Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma arrives to testify at Federal Court  in New Orleans, Thursday, July 26, 2012.  Vilma is seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow him to return to work while his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pending. Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire season for what the NFL has said was his leading role in a player-funded bounty program that paid cash bonuses to Saints defensive players for hits that injured opponents. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Saints bounty scandal: Players win appeal

    The suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL's bounty investigation were lifted Friday by a three-member appeals panel and the league reinstated those players a few minutes later.


  • FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma arriving at the National Football League's headquarters in New York. The NFL calls a report it has offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Vilma "completely inaccurate." Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints bounty program, which he adamantly has claimed did not exist. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN.com reported the league offered Vilma an eight-game suspension if he would drop his defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    NFL denies offering a compromise to suspended Jonathan Vilma

    The NFL calls a report it has offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma "completely inaccurate."


  • Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, NFL lawyers in court

    Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith met Monday with NFL lawyers and a federal magistrate, but the closed-door settlement conference didn't resolve lawsuits spawned by the players' suspensions following the league's bounty investigation.


  • Saints offseason problems linger

    There were 100 million reasons for Saints fans to smile last week. Drew Brees signed the richest per-season contract in NFL history.


  • NFL opposes expedited hearing for Vilma

    Jonathan Vilma's hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension has been moved up a week to July 26.


  • Vilma asks for hearing Thursday in bounty case

    Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is asking a federal judge for a hearing Thursday on his bid to block his season-long suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation.


  • NFL files grievance over Vilma lawsuit

    The NFL has filed a grievance with the players' union asking Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to drop his defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.


  • NFLPA sues, calls Goodell 'biased' in bounty case

    The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell "incurably and evidently biased."


  • NFLPA, Vilma make more legal moves in bounty case

    The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell "incurably and evidently biased."


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