Judge rules Williams Wall must serve suspension
Pat Williams and Kevin Williams will be forced to serve their four-game suspensions for violation of the NFL’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, after all.
That is unless they can win what would likely be a final appeal of their case.
Hennepin County (Minn.) Judge Gary Larson ruled in favor of the league on Thursday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, saying that the players must serve the suspensions even though the NFL is their employer and violated their rights under state labor law.
Larson head the case in March and issued his ruling today. The players are expected to ask for a restraining order as they continue to the next level of appeals.
Ultimately, per the report, Larson determined that the Williamses were not harmed by the violation of state laws. A great deal of the case was dismissed and Larson took a look at whether or not the league leaked results of the tests to media. Both players tested positive for Bumetanide, a masking agent for steroids, that was contained in StarCaps.
Now, the Williams Wall will have to take its case to the state Court of Appeals. So, until that goes down, stay tuned.
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