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Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma lays a hit on Rams back Steven Jackson during a 2011 Saints-Rams game. Vilma was suspended for the 2012 season by Roger Goodell, but is suing the NFL Commissioner for defamation and is hoping the case goes to trial. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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