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New Orleans Saints football linebacker Jonathan Vilma arrives at an attorney's office in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, for a session of the pay-for-pain bounty system with the New Orleans Saints. Friday's session is part of the latest round of player appeals overseen by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)