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Judge orders Childress to testify

On Friday, lawyer Peter Ginsberg identified coach Brad Childress as one of the witnesses to be called by the plaintiffs in the StarCaps case filed by defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams against the team and the NFL.

On Monday, Judge Gary Larson ruled that Childress will be required to testify, according to the Associated Press.  The trial was scheduled to begin on Monday.

The development means that the NFL, the Vikings, and/or Childress himself tried to block the move. 

Ginsberg told the Associated Press that Childress is expected to testify that knew about the positive test results generated by the Williamses, and that he told no one.  The evidence apparently is aimed at establishing that, if none of the persons outside the league office who knew about the positive tests blabbed, someone in the league office must have been responsible for the leak.

The issue of confidentiality becomes important in the case because the plaintiffs claim among other things that the NFL violated Minnesota law regarding the secrecy of positive drug tests by disclosing the positive results to the media.

UPDATE:  There’s also a good chance the judge will ask Childress how in the hell 12 guys were on the field.

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37 Responses to “Judge orders Childress to testify”
  1. se18a29 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:35 PM

    Who cares… by the way, the Pukers suck.

  2. AllThat says: Mar 8, 2010 1:36 PM

    This just in. The Williamses tested positive.
    Coach Childress

  3. Bob S. says: Mar 8, 2010 1:43 PM

    Why don’t they call Jose Canseco? He may have injected them himself?

  4. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Mar 8, 2010 1:48 PM

    Will the league just let it go…..they will not win this one……..Minnesota court systems will not allow it….now they want to bring in the HC…Nice try…but it will not work

  5. Raider B says: Mar 8, 2010 1:49 PM

    Squidworth

  6. mnmaverick says: Mar 8, 2010 1:50 PM

    If it’s true, maybe we finally have grounds to fire that bastard. Nobody will lose sleep if Chilly is canned.

  7. HarrisonHits says: Mar 8, 2010 1:56 PM

    Whether it was Childress or anyone else in the Vikes organization they aren’t going to admit to it. Of course he’s going to testify he didn’t open his mouth and that he doesn’t know of anyone in the Vikes org who did so.

  8. GB3Pack4 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:57 PM

    Why am I getting the feeling that the Vikings are going to take over the headlines again? Soon.
    This is the case that just won’t die. Major ramifications a’comin’ ’round the bend …

  9. Sarge says: Mar 8, 2010 1:57 PM

    Judge: “Please state your name for the court”
    Brad: “Aaaaaaaaahhh…Brad……..uuummmm……Childress”

  10. Bob Nelson says: Mar 8, 2010 1:57 PM

    How do they plan to keep the jury awake during his testimony?
    No monotone speaker can put people to sleep like Brad Childress.
    The most boring person in the NFL.

  11. purpleguy says: Mar 8, 2010 1:58 PM

    The problem was that Chilly was supposed to head down to Haittesburg to mow Lord Favre’s today.

  12. sureban says: Mar 8, 2010 1:59 PM

    Yes, this story is from another site. Do you ever break any NFL news, or is it all rumors and re-hashed story-lines from other web-sites?

  13. fatso says: Mar 8, 2010 2:01 PM

    will “he” retire?!?!?!??!?
    Schizm?!!!?!?!?!?

  14. mnmaverick says: Mar 8, 2010 2:17 PM

    The better question is, “What do YOU contribute to Florio’s site?”

  15. Count Sacula says: Mar 8, 2010 2:21 PM

    Childress learned his monotonism (?) from his mentor – Andy “the Walrus” Reid.

  16. PaytonBears says: Mar 8, 2010 2:23 PM

    This just in! All Viking fans live in Minnesota!!!! Their team color is PURPLE!
    Get ready for Julius boys and I cant wait to see Chester running right around the fat boys this year. Viqueens suck

  17. raidresnation says: Mar 8, 2010 2:32 PM

    Judge orders Childress to find a personality

  18. WhySoSerious says: Mar 8, 2010 2:32 PM

    LOL at the Vikings, Pat and Kevin Williams (you make it sound like they’re married Florio) and also LOL at is Brett Favre retiring or not and Schizm… nice one. Vikings smell like the spring air in a farm town in WI, poop!

  19. Chickenfoot says: Mar 8, 2010 2:44 PM

    PaytonBears says:
    March 8, 2010 2:23 PM
    This just in! All Viking fans live in Minnesota!!!! Their team color is PURPLE!
    Get ready for Julius boys and I cant wait to see Chester running right around the fat boys this year. Viqueens suck
    ===========================
    This just IN!!!!
    Paytonbears is a jagoff!!!!
    Viking fan in Wisconsin here.
    Get ready for Julius? LOL!! Now that he got paid, he won’t play. That has been his M.O, through his whole career!!
    Chester is a 3rd down back at this point.
    Bears swallow.

  20. Bob Nelson is a Whiney Titty Baby says: Mar 8, 2010 2:45 PM

    Bob Nelson is making his triumphant return, to, of course, bash the Vikings. At least Jimmy Smith had the balls to stick around even though his team was soundly thrashed. But that’s your style, Bob–cut and run.

  21. rlm says: Mar 8, 2010 3:07 PM

    Did the Judge run his decision by Lord Farve first?

  22. jimicos says: Mar 8, 2010 3:09 PM

    Ahhh, let’s all reminisce about the days when the NFL could actually enforce the rules that had been agreed to by the players. Those days are gone. The players’ union decided it’s more desirable to get two admitted rule-breakers off the hook than it is to enforce drug rules established to protect player health and prevent cheating.
    Individuals over the common good! That’s what the NFL PA stands for.
    “Ohhhh, you want to start testing for BGH? Well, we’re against it. You’ll have to offer up concessions for us to agree to that. Yeah, we know we agreed not to use BGH or other PEDs. But we didn’t agree to let you check on it.”

  23. jimicos says: Mar 8, 2010 3:14 PM

    Is Childress allowed to dreg in drag for the court appearance? Is he allowed to speak at length about Favre’s groin?
    How can you guys complain he doesn’t have a personality? Whether you agree with him or not, you have to admit he does some wacky shit.

  24. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 8, 2010 3:15 PM

    Maybe they can get Favre to testify – see what he says about retiring when he’s under oath.

  25. jimicos says: Mar 8, 2010 3:19 PM

    Raider B says:
    March 8, 2010 1:49 PM
    Squidworth
    ————————-
    It’s actually Squidward. There’s definitely a resemblance between the two, though.

  26. 4gbpackers says: Mar 8, 2010 3:26 PM

    Chilly will breakdown and confess that he did tamper with Brent Forve.

  27. lebowski says: Mar 8, 2010 3:27 PM

    While he’s under oath, ask him if he really left the field without shaking McCarthy’s hand because he was worried about his quarterback’s psyche, or if he’s just a pussy sore loser with no class.

  28. Chickenfoot says: Mar 8, 2010 3:57 PM

    How can you be a sore loser to the Packers coach when you handed them their asses twice?
    Did you mean Payton?
    If you really did mean Mumbles, he probably got tried of waiting for him to waddle and jiggle to midefield.

  29. jimicos says: Mar 8, 2010 4:22 PM

    Chickenfoot says:
    March 8, 2010 3:57 PM
    How can you be a sore loser to the Packers coach when you handed them their asses twice?
    Did you mean Payton?
    If you really did mean Mumbles, he probably got tried of waiting for him to waddle and jiggle to midefield.
    ————————-
    Or maybe he needed to get out of those stiletto heels.

  30. packers4life says: Mar 8, 2010 4:58 PM

    “How can you be a sore loser to the Packers coach when you handed them their asses twice?”
    Tell me, who is the one who has the losing record going against one each other, McCarthy or Childress? Yep it’s Childress. Childress is 3-5 against the Packers including not even beating them in his first 5 tries.
    and oh let’s not forget that magnificent game Childress had when he lost against the Packers, 34-0.

  31. JimmySmith says: Mar 8, 2010 5:49 PM

    I can’t wait for his answer to the question, “What is your job title” because he doesn’t answer, Brent Favre’s Bitch, they should remind him he is under oath.

  32. PervySharstainharvin says: Mar 8, 2010 8:19 PM

    Doesn’t matter…
    If Farve is not OK with this he will come down hard on the judge and his little bitch Chilly won’t have to deal with any legal reprocussions.
    However, Chilly’s butt is going to be REALLY sore!
    skoal LA purple queens 2012 and your majesty Brent.

  33. bluestree says: Mar 8, 2010 9:13 PM

    If I was the Williams, I’d be nervous. With Childo testifying, they could end up doing hard time. If anybody could say the wrong thing…

  34. Tompadre says: Mar 9, 2010 6:23 AM

    jimicos says:
    March 8, 2010 3:09 PM
    Ahhh, let’s all reminisce about the days when the NFL could actually enforce the rules that had been agreed to by the players. Those days are gone. The players’ union decided it’s more desirable to get two admitted rule-breakers off the hook than it is to enforce drug rules established to protect player health and prevent cheating.
    ==============================
    If the drug rules are in place to protect player health then why didn’t the league inform them what Star Caps was secretly spiked with?
    As far as this case goes, several law professor’s have stated it isn’t that big of deal or difficult for the league to abide by the Minnesota laws (it’s not as though rampant drug use can go unpunished) because it’s just a few procedural changes (such as letting the employee know within 3 days). Businesses all over the country employee people in multiple states and they all have to abide by each states employment laws. The NFL, along with the other sports leagues, crying that this could ruin the drug policies is simply a case of Chicken Little.

  35. Tompadre says: Mar 9, 2010 6:29 AM

    packers4life says:
    March 8, 2010 4:58 PM
    “How can you be a sore loser to the Packers coach when you handed them their asses twice?”
    Tell me, who is the one who has the losing record going against one each other, McCarthy or Childress? Yep it’s Childress. Childress is 3-5 against the Packers including not even beating them in his first 5 tries.
    and oh let’s not forget that magnificent game Childress had when he lost against the Packers, 34-0.
    =========================
    Since the handshake comment was in reference to this year, what the hell does your post have to do with it?
    I know you Packer fans love to live in the past with all of your championships and all, but try to stay current if you can!
    “Squidward” – now that’s freakin funny! Definately seperated at birth!

  36. Chickenfoot says: Mar 9, 2010 8:36 AM

    packers4life says:
    March 8, 2010 4:58 PM
    “How can you be a sore loser to the Packers coach when you handed them their asses twice?”
    Tell me, who is the one who has the losing record going against one each other, McCarthy or Childress? Yep it’s Childress. Childress is 3-5 against the Packers including not even beating them in his first 5 tries.
    and oh let’s not forget that magnificent game Childress had when he lost against the Packers, 34-0.
    =============================
    Oh yeah, how man ySuperbowls have you won?
    Isn’t that your next line of defense you ignorant POS?!
    Time and again you prove how stupid you are.
    Luckily you are in anonimity on this site.
    If I were you. I’d be ashamed to post on here anymore. You are that dumb to not care that you are a laughingstock though.

  37. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 10:10 AM

    Tompadre says:
    March 9, 2010 6:23 AM
    If the drug rules are in place to protect player health then why didn’t the league inform them what Star Caps was secretly spiked with?
    As far as this case goes, several law professor’s have stated it isn’t that big of deal or difficult for the league to abide by the Minnesota laws (it’s not as though rampant drug use can go unpunished) because it’s just a few procedural changes (such as letting the employee know within 3 days). Businesses all over the country employee people in multiple states and they all have to abide by each states employment laws. The NFL, along with the other sports leagues, crying that this could ruin the drug policies is simply a case of Chicken Little.
    ————————-
    They didn’t notify the players because that would imply that they’re checking every damn supplement on the market and it would give the union another line of defense. “They didn’t tell us not to take supplement A. That’s why we took it.”
    This whole “The NFL should’ve told the players it was spiked” argument is hogwash. The league is under no responsibility to inform the players or the union what they find in any drug/supplement testing. However, in contrast, the players ARE responsible for what’s found in their bodies. That part of it is black and white. There’s no question the Williamses broke the rules. There’s also no question the NFL did not break the rules by not telling the players what they found in StarCaps.
    And as far as this is concerned:
    “The NFL, along with the other sports leagues, crying that this could ruin the drug policies is simply a case of Chicken Little.”
    If the NFL isn’t able to enforce its drug policies, aren’t they ruined? What good are policies you can’t enforce?

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