Jonathan Vilma hearing ends without a ruling

Friday July 27th, 2012

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's hearing to lift his one-year suspension ended today without a ruling. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will have to wait another time to learn if his one-year suspension levied by the NFL will go away.

His hearing today in New Orleans after more than eight hours of testimony ended without a ruling, reports The NFL suspended Vilma in May for the 2012 season for his alleged role in the Saints bounty program.

The judge in the case, Helen G. Berrigan, said she planned to wait and hear from the NFL Players Association before making a judgment in the case.

She said she plans to wait to hear from the NFLPA, whose brief opposing an effort by the league to dismiss lawsuits filed by Saints defensive end Will Smith, Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove, and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is due on Friday, August 3.

Vilma will more than likely miss most of training camp even if the judge rules in his favor.

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