Roger Goodell should immediately resign or be terminated by the NFL Owners. If the NFL has been adamant regarding its stance on the Bounty program and has “EVIDENCE” against the alleged participating parties, then why would they consider a reduction of Jonathan’s Vilma’s suspension at all?
The NFL offers Vilma a Stipulation. Drop your case and we will cut your suspension in half to eight games. In the words of Ochocinco, “Child Please!” This leads most to believe, and what Saints players and fans believed since the “heavy-handed” suspensions were placed against Sean Payton, Saints Players and the coaching staff, the NFL’s case is manufactured.
This reeks of FEAR from the NFL.
The talks could also lead to reductions in the suspensions of the other three players — Saints defensive end Will Smith (four games), Packersdefensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (eight games), and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita(three games).
Settlement talks are expected to continue Monday and sources say that Friday’s next scheduled appearance before U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan could serve as a soft deadline to reach a settlement. The two sides filed more arguments in the Louisiana court this past Friday in advance of this week’s hearing.
Roger Goodell and his staff created the negative perception through media channels to prove its case against the Saints. However, they cloaked their “EVIDENCE” within the parameters of the CBA. Never considering the fact that the legal system could force them to publicize their alleged findings. This stinks. Fishy. A Con-game. Whatever you call it, Roger Goodell, Greg Aiello and the “Investigators” have plenty of questions to be answered. If not, the owners should be very weary of his antics and call for his immediate resignation.
I believe at the end, not only will Jonathan Vilma be vindicated, but Sean Payton and the other suspended players. This will have a domino effect and it appears Mr. Goodell’s tenure as Commissioner is on very shaky ground.
Check out these links on the developing story: