Brees comes to defense of teammate

New Orleans, La (AP)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees defended teammate Jonathan Vilma in a court document filed to support Vilma's fight against the NFL over his season-long suspension. Brees, who signed a five-year, $100 million contract last week to stay with the Saints, also swears that he wasn't aware of any bounty program. The veteran signal-caller said he has no knowledge of a pay to injure program, and that in his four years as a teammate with Vilma, found that he is, "a man of integrity who passionately plays the game of football within the frameworks of the rules and has respect for his opponents."
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