(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.
The eight-year NFL veteran is arguing that the league failed to produce evidence linking him to the bounty system. Vilma adds that Goodell should not hear his appeal and asked for his appeal to be delayed until the matter can be sorted out with the NFL Players Association.
The NFLPA also sent letters to the league Monday, reserving their right to appeal the suspensions of three other players involved in the bounty scandal.
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