New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a legal brief yesterday, hoping it would lead to a possible removal of Paul Tagliabue in the "bountygate" appeals. An interesting note from the filing was an e-mail sent by alleged "bounty snitch" Mike Cerullo to the NFL spokesman Greg Aiello a year ago. Well, I guess you can remove the "alleged."

It reads as follows: “So I have info on Saints Joe Vitt Lying to your NFL Investigators on Bounties from 2010, along with proof!!!  I was there, in the cover up meetings, with players and Joe, I love the NFL and want to work there again, but I am afraid if I tell thge [sic] truth I will never coach again in NFL, But I was fired for a situation that the Saints encourage.  All I want is a Job back in the NFL as a QC Coach anywhere, so If talking to you jepodizes [sic] that I will have to get back to you, but The Saints are a Dirty Organization.  Contact me.”

Vilma and his lawyer believe the e-mail shows a clear bias from Cerullo toward Joe Vitt. Vilma has maintained that Cerullo seeked revenge against Vitt after being fired.