Vilma's 180 cost Henderson chance to play in Pro Bowl

Jonathan Vilma was in, then he was out and then he was back in.

Through all that, E.J. Henderson earned a trip to the Pro Bowl on Sunday in Honolulu but he was not allowed to play.

As Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, Henderson was called on as a replacement for Vilma when the New Orleans Saints linebacker backed out of the game for personal reasons. Henderson traveled to Hawaii and then Vilma made the determination that he would be able to play after all. At that point, Henderson became an "emergency replacement."

Per the report, Henderson will still receive $45,000, the winner’s share, and he likely leaves with some other nice parting gifts like a Pro Bowl jersey. The paid vacation isn’t bad either.

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