Path cleared for Williams Wall to stand for 2010 season

It will be mighty tough for the NFL to dock Pat Williams pay for four games if the veteran defensive tackle is retired.

It looks like the 37-year-old nose tackle will be playing 16 games this season, provided he’s healthy, after a Hennepin County (Minn.) judge preserved an injunction allowing Williams and fellow defensive tackle Kevin Williams to continue to play while their appeal of the StarCaps case winds its way through the courts system. If Pat Williams is done playing after this season, the NFL will never get to him.

Larson ruled that he would allow the injunction to continue if the Williamses plead their case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Yes, that is going to happen. That is where the wheels of justice turn very slowly, meaning any decision made on their case at the next level will not be made until after the coming season.

Basically, Larson did a 180 from his ruling of two weeks ago and in doing so he again chastised the NFL.

"(The NFL) created a trap that it knew would result in violations of the program," Larson said.

So the saga continues, a saga that might just outlast all the Favre watches of all-time.

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