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Roger Goodell files motion to dismiss

Updated: July 5, 2012, 5:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has amended his lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, asking a federal judge in New Orleans to overturn his suspension and issue a preliminary injunction that would allow Vilma to work while the case is pending.

Vilma's latest legal maneuver Thursday came shortly after Goodell filed a motion to dismiss Vilma's defamation claims in connection with the league's bounty investigation.

Vilma has said his ...

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