New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is front and center for the Bounty Scandal and has now filed a new lawsuit against the NFL in federal court.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing the NFL in federal court, claiming commissioner Roger Goodell failed to make a timely appeal ruling regarding Vilma's season-long suspension in connection with the league's bounty investigation.
Vilma has been battling the NFL in court, arguing that his image has been irreparably harmed by being the face of the scandal. The lawsuit, which was filed Saturday night in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, asks for a temporary restraining order to allow Vilma to continue working if Goodell upholds the suspension.
Currently, Vilma is set to serve a full-season suspension and is fighting for the chance to play in 2012.