Jonathan Vilma

Defensive lineman Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers is congratulated by teammates after sacking quarterback Taylor Kelly #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during the game at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Sam Is Very Brave, But Media Quick To Laud Him Are Just Self-Serving

I’m so sick of watching major media figures rushing to the front of the line, trying to sound more enlightened than the last person, belching the bromides of tolerance and understanding.

02/11/2014

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Sean Payton’s Season-Long Suspension Is Lifted By Commissioner Roger Goodell

Sean Payton is back as coach of the New Orleans Saints. Payton’s season-long suspension for his role in the Saints’ bounty program was lifted by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, nearly two weeks earlier than expected.

01/22/2013

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Around The NFL: Gregg Williams Out, All Day Wants To Play Special Teams

The Bountygate scandal just will never, ever go away. Oh, and Adrian Peterson may think that the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff is full of the dumbest people alive, if he truly believes they’d ever grant his latest request.

01/10/2013

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Vilma Irked By Anonymous Saints Player, Says ‘We’re Not The Jets’

“If he’s man enough to tell you, he should be man enough to put his name on it,” said New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

01/02/2013

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Silverman: Tagliabue Smacks Down Goodell By Eliminating Suspensions From ‘Bountygate’

Can you hear the screaming emanating from the NFL’s Park Avenue offices? The loud voices — stomping and swearing — are coming from commissioner Roger Goodell, who has had his legs cut out from under him by his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue.

12/11/2012

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Tagliabue Overturns NFL Player Suspensions Related To ‘Bountygate’

The former commissioner said Tuesday that “this entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.”

12/11/2012

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Goodell Upholds Suspensions Of Vilma, Smith; Reduces Penalties For Fujita, Hargrove

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.

10/10/2012

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Silverman: Goodell’s Legs Chopped As Saints’ Suspensions Overturned

The damage has been done to Roger Goodell’s reputation as NFL disciplinarian.

09/08/2012

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Suspensions Of Ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma, Three Others Lifted In Connection With ‘Bountygate’

The suspensions of ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL’s bounty investigation were lifted on Friday by a three-member appeals panel, and the league reinstated those players a few minutes later.

09/07/2012

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B&C Morning Show: Opening Things Up With A Bang!

Boomer and Craig began this Monday edition of the Morning Extravaganza by talking about the Yankees, as they continue to ‘tread water’ as the Booms put it.

WFAN–08/06/2012

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NFLPA Files Lawsuit, Calls Goodell “Evidently Biased”

The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell “incurably and evidently biased.”

07/05/2012

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Palladino: Obama Cares About Our Athletes

These guys hate to pay taxes, so bet your boots they’ll be first in line to sign up for the government plan.

06/29/2012

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NFL To Set Up Anonymous Bounty Hotline; Sen. Durbin Satisfied

A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline.

06/21/2012

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Union Files Grievance In Bounty Case

The NFL Players Association wants to remove Roger Goodell from the process when four players file appeals of their suspensions for the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.

05/04/2012

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Giants’ Eli Manning Backs ‘Bountygate’ Bans For Vilma & Co.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on “Bountygate” — again — and was criticized heavily — again — for the punishments handed down. Just not by Eli.

05/03/2012

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