New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma tweeted Monday night that his former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, was "bullied" by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell into signing an affidavit which swore that Vilma offered a bounty. In a meeting earlier on Monday, Goodell presented Vilma with the sworn statement, which alleged that the veteran linebacker put a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.
Vilma took to Twitter to call into question the veracity of the Williams affidavit, imploring his followers to "do the math" and compare his nine sworn affidavits which directly conflict with the one in question. He then fired off the tweet saying Williams was bullied into signing it on Friday:
You obviously want me to be guilty if you cant see that gregg was bullied to sign the affidavit. He signed 3days ago! #weakattempt— Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) September 18, 2012
Vilma's attorney, Peter Ginsberg, also came out in the media and claimed the allegations by Williams were false:
"What Gregg Williams said in his most recent affidavit is the same falsity he has previously provided," Ginsberg said.
"I don't know what Gregg Williams' motives are, but I do know that any suggestion by Williams that Jonathan put up $10,000 as an incentive for his teammates to injure another player is absolutely false."
A representative of Williams told the Associated Press that the defensive coordinator did not want to speak to the media.