The fight and commitment Vilma has had during this entire ordeal has been unwavering. In the incessant news updates and peaks and valleys of each ruling completely annoying? Absolutely. But you at least have to respect that Vilma is fighting for what he believes in up until the very end. He's not giving up. Those of you suggesting he take his medicine are essentially saying he should piss away his career. Vilma has been steadfast in proclaiming his innocence and if he indeed truly believes he is not guilty of putting a 5 figure price tag on Brett Favre's head how can you blame him for fighting this? To be honest, even if he is guilty of the accusations made against him, what this suspension means to his career would lead me to force the burden of proof on my accusers anyway. So either way, guilty or innocent, Vilma cannot accept this ruling. What can possibly come out at this point that would make Vilma look any worse? He's already been made to look like a monster and blasted by any non Saints fan across the country (media or otherwise). Does it really matter at this point if that perception is proven? If there is even a sliver of hope that he stands to gain something then this battle is a no brainer because the alternative is career death.
If you are sick and tired of hearing about Jonathan Vilma as he pertains to this case, I don't blame you. The ridiculousness of this is bordering on Lance Armstrong EPO/Barry Bonds steroids/Brett Favre retirement talk/Barbaro health updates. It's gotten that bad. But don't mistake overexposure in the media for coming out and saying "Vilma should quit". Sorry, no. He's taken it this far and there is no turning back. If you're sick of hearing about it, don't go to ESPN, or just ignore the stories as you come across them online. It's not that hard to do. Trust me this is far from over and there will still be numerous twist and turns along the way. It will get more annoying, something like this never resolves itself quickly or quietly. But please do me a favor and don't insult anyone's intelligence and suggest Vilma should just accept his suspension. Giving you a personal mental respite from Bounty Gate does not factor into any decision he might make, and it shouldn't. I've seen plenty of quitters during my time on this earth but Jonathan Vilma is not one of them, and if you suggest he should be, then you clearly aren't doing your homework. And you know what they say: "if you think education is expensive, try ignorance".
Right on! Fight em, Vilma! It's all bullshit anyway. I agree with every word of your post. Someone needs to join him in standing up to Goodell so at least he won't be the only one. Sheesh.
If I had to shorten my comment into 2 words... WHO DAT! And if 3 words were allowed, WHO FUCKING DAT!
I am behind Vilma 100% of the way. The guy is a hero and he is the underdog. The small guy fighting against the big bad ugly corporation. How can yo NOT root for Vilma!?
Also Vilma has indeed nothing to loose. In the Netherlands we have a saying. A cat in a corner makes strange jumps. Well that might have a very close relative in English... but it means you can not ever trust/hold on to someone who has no where else to go.
So again. WHO FUCKING DAT!