Saints Linebacker Files Defamation Lawsuit Against NFL Commissioner

May 17, 2012 Updated May 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM EDT

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Saints Linebacker Files Defamation Lawsuit Against NFL Commissioner

May 17, 2012 Updated May 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM EDT

Another twist in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case.

According to NFL.com, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma -- who has been suspended for the entire 2012 season -- has filed a lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in federal court, accusing Goodell of slander and libel.

Read the NFL.com report HERE.