Roger Goodell has suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma from the NFL for the entire 2012 season… for now. With Vilma's defamation suit and court action taken by the four suspended players involved in the bounty/pay for performance situation, that suspension could be overturned and appealed and overturned again multiple times in the courtroom before all is said and done. There have even been reports of Goodell offering Vilma a settlement, but no agreement has come yet.
Vilma has fought the suspension hard since the beginning trying to clear his name and hasn't been afraid to go where no professional athlete has gone before in speaking out against his comissioner. The latest step in Vilma's quest is to give Roger Goodell a taste of his own medicine. Vilma has banned Roger Goodell from his Miami restaurant, Brother Jimmy's BBQ. Vindictive? Maybe. Awesome? God, yes.
No word yet on whether or not Goodell has reprimanded Brother Jimmy's for conduct detrimental to barbeque joints.