Jonathan Vilma LOLs At NFL's Response To His Lawsuit

The summer of law in New Orleans continues.

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation, and the NFL has now responded by filing a grievance and requesting that Vilma drop the suit against Goodell. The Times-Picayune reports:

The NFL Management Council argues in the letter that Vilma's suit is in violation of the league's collective bargaining agreement, which has a clause preventing players from suing the NFL or any club. The management council says that because Vilma is suing Goodell for actions he performed in enforcement of the CBA -- referring to his season-long suspension of Vilma and statements he made supporting it -- Goodell's conduct is protected by the "no-suit" provision.

Basically, the league is saying that they're governed by the CBA, which protects Goodell.

Vilma, for his part, is LOLing at the NFL. HIs tweet is gold:

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