On the surface, it looks like Vikings defensive tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams will almost certainly get to play the entire 2010 season. The Star Tribune reports that courts have ruled that the two defensive tackles cannot serve their four-game suspensions for a positive banned substance test until the appeal process is complete. The NFL’s request for an expedited appeals process was denied yesterday.
The appeal has to do with The Williams Wall contending that the NFL violated Minnesota state law by not giving them timely notice of their positive test results.
But as Pro Football Talk explains, the Williams’s may have screwed up and given the NFL a clear path to legal victory.
This is a story that refuses to die. The StarCaps controversy erupted during the ’08 season.
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