• New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma unhappy he won't be able to face accusers Gregg Williams, Mike Cerullo in bounty hearings

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Nov 25, 2012
    Vilma's legal team will be present at the hearings for Williams and Cerullo. New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma expressed disappointment on Friday that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers. Cerullo said he collected the money from Vilma and gave it to Williams. Cerullo said in his signed affidavit Vilma asked to address the Saints before the 2009 NFC Divisional game against Arizona to give a speech. The other current Saints player whose re-issued suspension will be reviewed by Tagliabue has no issue with missing the testimony; instead, defensive end Will Smith is simply happy Cerullo and Williams will be required to answer questions about the sworn statements they previously supplied. Vilma is in unique position to give his lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, information about follow-up questions and other strategies in response to things the witnesses say, since Vilma not Ginsberg lived the events. Even as Tagliabue moves the process forward, a federal judge is still considering arguments by players that Tagliabue should be removed as arbitrator because he is biased in favor of the NFL.
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    • Vilma disappointed with Tagliabue's schedule

      Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma says he's disappointed that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers.
      Source: ESPN.com

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