The Case of Gregg Williams vs. Jonathan VilmaSeptember 22, 2012
by: Jordan Marks
In the case of Gregg Williams & The NFL v. Jonathan Vilma, I would like to side with… Well I’m honestly not sure. Williams signs an affidavit roughly a week ago for a testimony he gave months ago. Vilma is claiming completely innocence to what we know to be true about “Bountygate.” If at all possible and plausible, I think both men are lying to an extent.
I believe that Vilma offered the money to his teammates in order to rile them up for that playoff game against, but who is to say that Williams knew about it. The fact that Williams has been suspended indefinitely puts him a peculiar situation to do whatever it takes to be reinstated by the league. So yeah, it could be plausible, but now who will be judged as telling the truth.
The looming question is who signed the 9 affidavits for Vilma? Was it his teammates? Other coaches? Brett Farve? Vilma’s sources will need to be credible if he wants to come out of this situation on top.
On the other hand, if Williams wants a sure shot back at the league, it would behoove him to find a few more sources himself to defend the claim he has made. The only concern I see for Williams in this situation is what team will want him after he turned on his star player? Teams are about trust and loyalty, and Vilma is a big part of how Williams and Saints earned that Superbowl.
It seems that this battle will be ongoing for a while. So in the case Gregg Williams & the NFL v. Jonathan Vilma….to the victor goes the spoils.