Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has not reacted via Twitter to today’s dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Vilma’s lawyer has provided a comment through more traditional means.
“We are obviously disappointed, strongly believe that the CBA does not give anyone — including a Commissioner — a license to misrepresent and to manufacture facts, especially at the expense of another person’s reputation,” lawyer Peter Ginsberg told PFT via email.
Ginsberg added that he and Vilma are “considering our options.”
The primary option at this point is to appeal the ruling to a higher federal court. Alternatively, Vilma could file a grievance under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The remedies most likely would be very limited.