Kevin Williams gets two-game suspension

The StarCaps case is truly coming full circle as the NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will be suspended for the first two games of the season.

This will give Williams, who has been sidelined with plantar fasciitis, a little more time to heal up. It also means he’ll be a little lighter in the wallet. Along with the two-game suspension, which is unpaid, Williams will be fined an additional two game checks.

That makes it on par with the four-game suspension Williams received all the way back in 2008 for violation of the NFL’s steroid policy. What a long, winding road the case took through the legal system.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the NFL released the following the statement:

“Kevin Williams of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for the team's first two games of the 2011 regular season and fined an additional two game checks for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

"Williams' suspension begins on Satuday, Sept. 3. He will be eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster on Monday, Sept. 19 following the team's Sept. 18 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”

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