Goodell Seeks To Have Court Dismiss Vilma Defamation Lawsuit

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has filed a motion to dismiss defamation claims made against him by suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma in connection with the league's bounty investigation.

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    The NFL is trying to halt all of Vilma's requests because whether the case will proceed or not as the league's motion to dismiss the defamation ... on Goodell and various third-parties," Ginsberg wrote in the opposing motion. "Goodell now seeks to delay ...
    09/27/2012 - 10:06 am | View Link
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    09/24/2012 - 3:29 pm | View Link
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    08/10/2012 - 4:15 pm | View Link
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    08/10/2012 - 6:46 am | View Link
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    08/6/2012 - 11:05 am | View Link
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