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Old 12-11-2012   #1
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Default Setback for NFL: Tagliabue vacates Bounty suspensions

1:26PM EST December 11. 2012 - The implicated players in the New Orleans Saints bounty case got the appeals process they wanted.

And now, they have the verdict they wanted as well.

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has vacated all player discipline suspensions and fines levied by current commissioner Roger Goodell, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello, even though Tagliabue affirmed the factual findings Goodell made in the case.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...odell/1759923/
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Default Re: Setback for NFL: Tagliabue vacates Bounty suspensions

... wut?

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Default Re: Setback for NFL: Tagliabue vacates Bounty suspensions

This might have been a smart backdoor move by Goodell, have Paul kill the suspensions is better than him doing it himself and since he deferred it to Paul this part of the deal is over
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Default Re: Setback for NFL: Tagliabue vacates Bounty suspensions

How does this affect the coach suspensions?
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This might have been a smart backdoor move by Goodell, have Paul kill the suspensions is better than him doing it himself and since he deferred it to Paul this part of the deal is over
Not exactly...

Vilma is still going forward with his defamation suit...
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Not exactly...

Vilma is still going forward with his defamation suit...


thats why I said this part of the deal is over, the legal issue is the other part
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Not exactly...

Vilma is still going forward with his defamation suit...
You're correct the defamation suit is out there but Vilma has an uphill battle on that one. In that suit he is going to have to prove the allegations false or had no reasonable basis.
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You're correct the defamation suit is out there but Vilma has an uphill battle on that one. In that suit he is going to have to prove the allegations false or had no reasonable basis.


Do you also have to prove that there was a financial impact to the defamation? I thought I heard t hat somewhere but Im not sure
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