Jonathan Vilma is expected to be suspended for the 2012 season, much like his head coach Sean Payton.
An official word has not come down from the league yet, but it is expected to come down in the coming days. He is the only player identified by name in the NFL’s sactions released Wednesday after the suspensions of the head coach, assistant coach, general manager, as well as loss of draft picks.
He reportedly offered teammates $10,000 for anyone who could knock out then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the 2009 NFC Championship game.
“While I will not address player conduct at this time,” Roger Goodell said Wednesday, “I am profoundly troubled by the fact that players – including leaders among the defensive players – embraced this program so enthusiastically and participated with what appears to have been a deliberate lack of concern for the well-being of their fellow players.”
He would lose $5.4 million and $100,000 in workout bonuses when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Vilma for the year.
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