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NEW YORK -- The NFL calls a report it has offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma "completely inaccurate." Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints bounty program, which he adamantly has claimed did not exist. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN.com reported the league offered Vilma an eight-game suspension if he would drop his defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "No such settlement offer has been made," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday. "We will continue to respect the court proceedings on this matter and have no further comment at this time." A judge has ordered the league and Vilmas representatives to hold confidential settlement talks. A person familiar with those talks told The Associated Press he had "not heard anything that concrete from anyone at the NFL" regarding cutting Vilmas suspension to eight games. The person, who spoke anonymously because the talks are private, added that he was aware of no offers from the league at all. It is uncertain if Vilma would consider such a reduction in the suspension as he fights to have it overturned completely. Vilmas teammates were pleased by the possibility of the linebacker playing this season. "Even the thought of getting him back is exciting for us and I really hope that this thing works out in his favour, because we all have his back 100 per cent. We support (him)," safety Malcolm Jenkins said. Peter Ginsberg, Vilmas attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But he filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Louisiana on Monday on behalf of his client, seeking "judicial attention" to comments Goodell recently made. The filing claims "the NFL breached its CBA obligation to produce all evidence to be considered by the arbitrator in a conduct detrimental proceeding; Goodell acted in an impermissibly biased manner; and, Goodell created and permitted a process tolerated neither by the CBA nor by federal law." According to the Louisiana filing, Goodell "has revised the allegation" against the Saints to engaging in a program that rewarded players for clean plays "that did not involve designated specific opposing players for injury." Vilma is one of four players suspended in the bounty scandal. Teammate Will Smith, a defensive end, got four games, while DE Anthony Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was docked eight games. Linebacker Scott Fujita, now with Cleveland, was suspended for three games. Saints coach Sean Payton, like Vilma, was suspended for the entire season. Wholesale NFL Jerseys China . He made the call himself to go for it, and just barely pulled it off. Posey also produced a second straight three-hit game, Madison Bumgarner backed up his nice, new contract with a second consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Tuesday night. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply . 3 Arizona is off to its best start in 25 years, thanks to a defensive play that no one saw coming -- except for Nick Johnson. http://www.wholesalechinajerseysmall.com/ . Defensive lineman Dorian Smith was also cut as CFL teams must reduce their rosters to 46 players this weekend. "The cuts we made today should get us to our numbers," said head coach Paul LaPolice.GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain edged 102nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7) Tuesday in the first round of the Swiss Open. Lopez broke serve just once, but hit nine of his 14 aces in the final set to advance at the clay-court event. Sixth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France was eliminated after slumping to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 loss to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. In other three-set matches, Lukasz Kubot of Poland ralllied to beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Germanys Dustin Brown outlasted Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8).dddddddddddd Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Italian Filippo Volandri 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3. Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil routed Slovenias Blaz Kavcic 6-1, 6-1, while Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic advanced when French opponent Edouard Roger-Vasselin retired with a stomach injury while trailing 4-1. 16:16ET 17-07-12 ' ' ' 

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