Vilma advances defamation case, Brees blasts NFL - Article Photos 1/2

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2012 file photo shows New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) leaving the field after this team defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-28 in an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Vilma initially had been suspended the whole season, while Saints defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove received shorter suspensions. (AP Photo/ Phelan Ebenhack, File)