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Jonathan Vilma wins fight for name

Against presumption of guilt, athletes take stand -- or not -- against power

Updated: September 8, 2012, 2:43 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Weeks after Lance Armstrong -- a historically defiant and vigilant defender of his reputation -- suddenly decided it no longer mattered to him that the world considered him a drug cheat, two seemingly unrelated events occurred Friday: Roger Clemens, apparently intent on capitalizing on his newfound vindication after beating the U.S. government, pitched in a minor league game televised by ESPN, and a three-member panel upheld New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's appeal of his yearlong ...

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