"Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming the league's top executive made false statements that tarnished Vilma's reputation and hindered his ability to earn a living playing football."
This will be interesting if for no other reason than that Roger Goodell will be forced to show whatever evidence he has gathered. /popcorn.
I kind of doubt that Goodell and the NFL would have made these suspensions without covering the bases and making sure they would have a strong case if it came down to a law suit. This is evidenced by the fact that he hired former federal prosecutor Mary Jo Williams to review the evidence and gauge how it would hold up in court.
I have little/no knowledge involving the law though. What do our MGoLawyers think?