According to WWLTV News in New Orleans, the lawyers for Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma have informed Judge Helen G. Berrigan that they will be filing an injunction regarding his year-long suspension that was handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in case he decides to “not rescind” his suspension after his June 18th appeal.
The injunction would give Judge Berrigan the power to decide whether or not Vilma will play in 2012. It could also force the NFL and Goodell to show some concrete evidence that Vilma was involved in the Saints alleged bounty scandal, if in fact they possess such evidence.
The reason Judge Berrigan will handle Vilma’s injunction is because he filed his defamation case against Goodell in her court.
Part of Vilma’s injunction reads as follows, “Mr. Vilma intends to seek injunctive relief in a separate action filed in this District which we believe would be considered a related case and assigned to your Honor …”
“Since such an action would require immediate review, we are simply writing in advance to advise the Court and all known interested parties of our anticipated actions.”