While we're no closer to knowing whether Brett Favre(notes) will come back to the Minnesota Vikings — gratuitous baseball bets aside — we now know that two more Vikings are one important step closer to a full 2010 season. Friday morning, Hennepin County Judge Gary Larson ruled to put on hold the four-game suspensions of defensive tackles Pat Williams(notes) and Kevin Williams(notes) as they take their case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
The two players, who have been fighting the results of positive drug tests since 2008, are contesting that the NFL failed its ethical obligation to tell players that Bumetanide, a banned substance, was present in StarCaps (over-the-counter) supplements, which were frequently used as a diuretic. It is also contended that the NFL violated state labor laws by failing to tell the players of their positive tests within a three-day period. Larson previously ruled that while the NFL appeared to be playing fast and loose with its policies, the players didRead More »from Williams Wall suspensions on hold, Judge expects players to win appeal