June 5, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) during a minicamp session at the team's practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
I'm purposely choosing to ignore the Drew Brees situation, which leaves me paying closer attention to the Jonathan Vilma-Roger Goodell cage match. Vilma walked out on the hearings in New York yesterday calling the proceedings a "sham." I'm really struggling to try to understand what he's up to.
I'm not looking to make a judgement here about either Goodell or Vilma, that's just too far above my pay grade. But I will say that I can only think of four reasons for Vilma's public war with the commissioner. They are...
- Vilma is the most innocent, wrongly accused and persecuted person in the history of the NFL
- He knows he's screwed so he's throwing everything he's got into the court of public opinion, in an attempt to save his reputation
- He's in the midst of the most brilliant legal manuevering since Perry Mason
- He's delusional
The truth is in there somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can see any logic to it beyond what I've got here.
So what's the story behind Vilma's all-out war with Roger Goodell?
He's totally innocent (99 votes)
He's desperately trying to save his reputation (129 votes)
It's a legal strategy that mere mortals simply can't understand yet (60 votes)
He's delusional (49 votes)
337 total votes