Jonathan Vilma's Restaurant Features 'Do Not Serve Roger Goodell' Sign

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2012

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has just added more fuel to his feud with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this summer. 

The below photo was snapped at Brother Jimmy's BBQ, a Miami restaurant co-owned by Vilma, per Yahoo! Sports' Doug Farrar via Twitter

Here's the sign in the window of Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Miami, co-owned by Jonathan Vilma: sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shut… twitter.com/SC_DougFarrar/…

— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) August 22, 2012

According to USA Today's Simon Samano, Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams and Panthers linebacker Jon Beason are also part owners.

It is, of course, understandable that Vilma and his fellow NFL players turned restaurant owners would harbor ill-feelings toward the league commissioner as defensive players.

Not only have the new player safety rules made it harder for linebackers like Vilma, Williams and Beason to do their job without punishment, but the current legal struggle between Vilma and the NFL has surely strained Goodell's relationship with the higher-ups at Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

Although I'm not sure that Goodell has trouble making reservations at any other restaurant across the country, or in Miami, for that matter.

At the end of the day, this is nothing other than pure fun from a trio of NFL stars who seem to have a student-principal relationship with their boss. 

I wouldn't expect Goodell to fire back with any shots of his own, but perhaps he'll be a little less forgiving on these players' bank accounts if they blast a receiver coming across the middle too hard in the future. 

 

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