Saints' Vilma appeals suspension

Saints' Vilma appeals suspension

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has formally appealed his season-long NFL suspension for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.
NFL suspends 4 players in Saints' bounty scandal

NFL suspends 4 players in Saints' bounty scandal

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for one year and three players were banned for parts of next season for roles in the Saints' bounty scheme.
NFL expected to lower boom on bounties

NFL expected to lower boom on bounties

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly is furious about reports the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games.

NYPD suspects veteran officer of pimping

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A New York City Police Department Internal Affairs investigation discovered a seven-year veteran officer may have been moonlighting as a pimp, officials said.
Brees checks emotions before Patriots game

Brees checks emotions before Patriots game

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is trying to cool the hype surrounding Monday night's contest against New England at the Superdome.

Police suspect Vilma condo used in killing

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Police say they want to know if two men found slain in New York were killed in the Long Island luxury condo owned by NFL linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

Jets send LB Vilma to N.O. Saints

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma Friday was dealt to the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed draft pick.

NFL: New York Jets 22, San Francisco 14

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Curtis Martin gained 111 yards and scored twice Sunday in rallying the New York Jets from a 14-point deficit to a 22-14 win over San Francisco.

Butkus Award to be announced Friday night

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The winner of the Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in the country, will be announced Friday night in Orlando, Fla.

Finalists named for Butkus Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Derrick Johnson of Texas and Oklahoma's Teddy Lehman were two of the finalists named Thursday for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.

Butkus Award semifinalist announced

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Teddy Lehman of Oklahoma is one of 11 semifinalists nominated for the Butkus Award, given annually to the best linebacker in college football.

College football weekend begins Thursday

RUSTON, La., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The big holiday weekend opening the college football season begins Thursday night with two ranked teams, Miami and Maryland, facing road contests.

Miami 56, Virginia Tech 45

MIAMI, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Willis McGahee rushed for a school-record six touchdowns while amassing a career-high 205 yards Saturday as the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes completed another un

Miami 38, Boston Col. 6

MIAMI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The top-ranked Miami Hurricanes erupted for 21 points in a span of less than three minutes early in the fourth quarter Saturday night to overcome a sluggish fir

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Jonathan Vilma
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller (7) is pressured by New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) and throws an incomplete pass in the first quarter on September 16, 2007 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)

Jonathan Polynice Vilma (born April 16, 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets 12th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Vilma attended Coral Gables High School where he was a teammate of Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore. During his dominant reign in high school, Vilma was offered scholarships to the University of Miami, Florida State, Florida, Pittsburgh and Iowa. He eventually chose the University of Miami.

In 2000, Vilma played in all 11 games as a reserve middle linebacker and compiled 38 tackles (29 solo) and a pass deflection.

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