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PFT Live: Jonathan Vilma’s attorney Peter Ginsberg and PFT Planet

We’ve reached the end of another week of PFT Live and that means we’re celebrating with calls and tweets from PFT Planet.

Before we get to them, though, Mike Florio will be talking to Peter Ginsberg, the lawyer for Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Vilma filed suit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday claiming defamation. The suit claims Goodell lied when making public statements about Vilma’s role in the Saints’ bounty program and we’ll hear what’s next in the plan to fight against the year-long suspension the league handed down to Vilma.

After the interview with Ginsberg, it will be time for you to chime in with thoughts and questions about what’s going on in the NFL right now. You can send us a tweet — @PFTPlanet — or give a call to 888-237-5269 at 12:25 ET.

Whether you participate or not, you can watch the whole thing live at noon ET.

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11 Responses to “PFT Live: Jonathan Vilma’s attorney Peter Ginsberg and PFT Planet”
  1. sterling7 says: May 18, 2012 11:56 AM

    Something tells me this is all going to backfire big time on “Wilma”!

  2. captatl says: May 18, 2012 12:25 PM

    How does Ginsberg plan to prove that Goodells comments were made while he knew they were wrong? After all, Goodell is the defendant, he does not have to say or provide a word. The burden of proof in a court of law is on the accuser.

  3. musicman495 says: May 18, 2012 12:48 PM

    captatl says: May 18, 2012 12:25 PM

    How does Ginsberg plan to prove that Goodells comments were made while he knew they were wrong? After all, Goodell is the defendant, he does not have to say or provide a word. The burden of proof in a court of law is on the accuser.
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    The whole point is that Vilma’s side does not believe a judge can or will rule on the merits of their defamation case without first forcing Goodell to turn over the so-called 50,000 pages of evidence that was used to suspend him.

  4. captatl says: May 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    That is not how it works. Tort laws place the burden off proof on the accuser. If Vilma cant prove it, then it will be tossed out. End of story

  5. sb44champs says: May 18, 2012 2:37 PM

    If Vilma cant prove it, then it will be tossed out. End of story
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    Not if the judge is a Who Dat!!

  6. puppylovenyc says: May 18, 2012 2:46 PM

    Everyone does realize that Lousiana’s laws are NOT based on English Common Law, right? They are based on a combination of French/Spanish laws (the only state in the US that has this). There is a difference. Tort Law is different in LA. All laws are different in LA, some to a major degree and some to a minor degree. I think that is why Vilma filed in LA and not in Florida, where he lives.

  7. cowboycjn says: May 18, 2012 3:35 PM

    Good point PUPPYLOVENYC – thats the problem with many of the people speaking in here, they don’t know our govt. is based on Napoleonic Govterment. Same reason our state is divided into Parishes instead of Counties.
    Then too other states forget they were once part of Louisiana when the Louisiaana Purchase was made.

  8. ascensionparish says: May 18, 2012 4:27 PM

    I don’t know what shot he has to win this, or even get this in a courtroom. I just love that someone is standing up to Der Kommissar.

  9. dc4546 says: May 18, 2012 4:36 PM

    Vilma filed in federal court not state.

  10. musicman495 says: May 18, 2012 4:54 PM

    captatl says: May 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    That is not how it works. Tort laws place the burden off proof on the accuser. If Vilma cant prove it, then it will be tossed out. End of story
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    Can’t prove it if Vilma’s lawyer is not given right to discovery to see whether the Man Behind the Green Curtain has any evidence at all. In fact, why could judge not give summary judgment to Vilma on the grounds that Goodell has provided no evidence whatsoever for the charges and suspension he has made? (Ginsberg says he has yet to see 1 of the “50,000” pages.)

    My guess is that Vilma has Goodell dead to rights and this will settle in Vilma’s favor before it gets too far.

  11. silentcount says: May 18, 2012 6:57 PM

    The problem people are having is they assume that Vilma is guilty. However, the reason why he knows there’s no evidence, is because he knows he didn’t do what Goodell publicly accused him of. After Vilma’s lawyer calls the NFL investigator who resigned to the stand, there will be clear proof that Goodell KNEW the evidence wasn’t there to publicly accuse Vilma. Absolute guarantee that a Louisiana federal judge and jury will find Goodell reckless and irresponsible, and give Vilma the win. Goodell deserves to face the lynch mob he created.

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