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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Williams v. NFL update

Bloomberg's Sophia Pearson, Beth Hawkins, and Aaron Kuriloff detail the latest in Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams' lawsuit against the NFL, the trial for which began this week.

The lawsuit stems from December 2008, when the NFL suspended both Williams and four other players for testing positive for the diuretic bumetanide, a banned substance contained in the dietary supplement StarCups, the label of which omits mention of bumetanide. Simplifying the case quite a bit, Williams claims that the testing and subsequent suspension violate Minnesota law's protections for confidentiality and for failure to timely notify of drug test results. The NFL contends that Minnesota law should not govern a dispute that should arise under the agreed-upon terms and conditions of the NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement. Last month, in a separate hearing, a Minnesota judge--Judge Gary Larson--partially rejected the NFL's arguments. Now the parties are in trial before Judge Larson.

Here's an excerpt of the Bloomberg piece -- it focuses on the NFL's arguments and it includes my comments regarding how the NFL views the case:

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To read the rest of the Bloomberg article, click here. I wrote a column on this topic back in December 2008. Gabe also has written about the case, most recently last month.


this needs to be dropped its just been too long. Hell legalize all the PED's and lets see how good these guys can be.

Blogger trapp32 -- 3/10/2010 12:31 AM  

I just hate what is happening in the world of sports today.Steroids everywhere and nutrition supplements......jesuse , in a few years we'll all end up eating pills instead of real food.
Plus all these hormones and supplements and substances mess you up really fast and non-repairable. you get 10 years of peak performance as an athlete but another 40 of liver and heart diseases.I really think it should all be natural, including in bodybuilding the top of the top in such things.

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