• New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma says he's coming off PUP list Tuesday

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Oct 15, 2012
    When asked why Vilma would say he's coming off the PUP list and could be ready for the Week 7 game at Tampa Bay, Kromer said, "Because Jonathan Vilma loves football. Interim coach Aaron Kromer said he didn't want to go as far as saying Monday that Vilma will come off the PUP list. Vilma landed on the PUP list at the start of Week 2 after a three-person panel vacated his season-long suspension connected to the Saints bounty scandal. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, suspended for a full season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the Saints’ “Bounty-gate” scandal, plans to play on Sunday against the Bucs. Vilma was suspended for one season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal, but the penalty was vacated on a technicality. Vilma's legal team argues the court should vacate the arbitration decision because Goodell holds a "reasonable impression of partiality" being that Goodell makes the final decision in the appeal process as well as with the original punishments. Having someone truly impartial and unbiased would undermine one of the players’ strongest arguments that Goodell is too close to the case, that he knows too much regarding evidence not introduced as part of the formal process, and that he simply isn’t inclined to have an open mind.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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