Legal Analyst Examines Defamation Lawsuit Against Roger Goodell
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Director of Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School and Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to discuss the recent defamation lawsuit Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Vilma has claimed that his reputation has been tarnished by what the commissioner has said about him when it comes to the bounties the Saints had against opposing teams, and is hoping that the suit will get to the point where the league will have to reveal the evidence they have implicating his involvement in the bounties.
McCann isn’t sure that the case will actually make it to trial because of rules written into the CBA although bringing the case in front of a Louisiana courtroom as Vilma has done may help his cause.
We also got McCann to give us his thoughts on the progression of the Jerry Sandusky case and where things currently stand.