NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell en Vilma Asks Judge to Vacate NFL Suspension <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has amended his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, asking a federal judge in New Orleans to overturn his suspension and issue a preliminary injunction that would allow Vilma to work while the case is pending.</p><p>Vilma&#39;s latest legal maneuver Thursday came shortly after Goodell filed a motion to dismiss Vilma&#39;s defamation claims in connection with the league&#39;s bounty investigation.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:54:50 +0000 The Associated Press 15218 at Goodell Hears Bounty Appeals as Players Complain They've been Treated Unfairly <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; The NFL has gone public with some of its evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.</p><p>Among the things that the league revealed Monday: a prize of $35,000 for knocking Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:19:38 +0000 The Associated Press 14098 at Saints Players Still on the Hook <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is still doing interviews regarding player punishments that likely will be handed down for the Saints&#39; pay-for-hits bounty system. Goodell says he doesn&#39;t expect to issue a decision this week but says he&#39;s in the final stages of working on discipline involving the players.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:01:40 +0000 The Associated Press 9474 at Saints Exhaust Legal Appeal Options <p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold his own&nbsp;ruling of the unprecedented suspensions he&rsquo;s handed to Saints Coach Sean Payton and others in the bounty scandal.&nbsp;A sports law expert at Tulane University says there&rsquo;s little else that can be done to avert the punishment.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 8510 at