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Roger Goodell is unwelcome at Jonathan Vilma’s barbeque joint

Doug Farrar
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Roger Goodell will have to find other eats in Miami. (@ALLIN1PRO, @JeremyIvans13 via Twitter)

There are times when I wonder if the discord between the NFL and the New Orleans Saints could have been solved with a nice long lunch, a plate of po'-boys, and a couple of beignets each for everyone.

Of course, with Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma suing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation after Goodell's very public statements regarding the reasoning behind the suspensions of Vilma and several current and former members of the Saints organization, that's most likely not going to happen.

And it's really not going to happen at Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Miami, which is co-owned by Vilma, with Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams and Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason on board as well. All three players are University of Miami alums, and Williams is also facing a six-game suspension to start the 2012 after failing two NFL-mandated drug tests.

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The sign above, posted in the front window of Brother Jimmy's, can also be found along the front of the restaurant and inside the dining room. USA Today confirmed with a restaurant employee that the signs are indeed all over the joint.

There's no word on who was behind this, but one suspects that Vilma is the man behind this mandate. He's maintained his innocence in the Saints bounty scandal all along, and he's fired enough shots along Goodell's bow to make this seem like something that would come to his mind.

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