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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    BILL HABER, AP NEW ORLEANS – One day after his suspension in the NFL's bounty probe was overturned, Jonathan Vilma moved forward with his defamation claims against Commissioner Roger Goodell ... Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Vilma and the NFL ...
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  • Vilma moves forward in defamation case against NFL commissioner
    NEW ORLEANS -- One day after his suspension in the NFL's bounty probe was overturned, Jonathan Vilma moved forward with his defamation ... dismiss Vilma's claims. Vilma made it clear that he still believes his reputation has been harmed by the way Goodell ...
    12/13/2012 - 2:43 am | View Link
  • Legal teams for New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set to meet Thursday
    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
  • NFL seeks to block Vilma’s request for evidence
    The league’s latest move was to counter Vilma’s attempt to initiate discovery in his defamation ... to dismiss Vilma’s lawsuit is still pending. The league said Vilma’s lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, has this month subpoenaed the NFL, Goodell, NFL ...
    09/24/2012 - 3:29 pm | View Link
  • Vilma, league return to court; Judge does not rule
    Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and the NFL’s legal team returned to federal court in New Orleans on Friday, but U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan did not rule on the league’s motion to dismiss ... a defamation lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell.
    08/10/2012 - 4:15 pm | View Link
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