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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 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)

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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)

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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)

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**FILE** New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates Feb. 7, 2010, after the Saints' 31-17 win against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates Feb. 7, 2010, after the Saints' 31-17 win against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. (Associated Press)

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New Orleans Saints acting head coach Joe Vitt runs practice at their training facility in Metairie, La., on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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New Orleans Saints acting head coach Joe Vitt runs practice at their training facility in Metairie, La., on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Jonathan Vilma was suspended by the NFL for the 2012 season for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Jonathan Vilma was suspended by the NFL for the 2012 season for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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**FILE** New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (Associated Press)

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**FILE** New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (Associated Press)

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FILE - This Jan. 1, 2012 file photo shows New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson shaking hands before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans. A person familiar with the deal says the NBA has agreed to sell the New Orleans Hornets to Saints owner Tom Benson for $338 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday, April 13, 2012, on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton walks the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell still has to rule on the appeal of Saints coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for the 2012 season. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this March 27, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton leaves the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday, March 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton yells during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions, in New Orleans. The NFL has suspended Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Also Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Goodell suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games of 2012, and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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** FILE ** This Dec. 26, 2011 file photo shows New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL has suspended Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, foreground, and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, background, look on during an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La. The NFL has suspended Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Also Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Goodell suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games of 2012, and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 26, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during their NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, foreground, and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, background, look on during an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have taken "full responsibility" for the bounty program run by former assistant coach Gregg Williams. In a statement released Tuesday, March 6, 2012, Payton and Loomis admit violations of league rules "happened under our watch." They also promised it would never happen again. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)