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Pat, Kevin Williams officially file StarCaps appeal

When Judge Gary Larson ruled on Friday that the NFL won’t be permitted to suspend Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams pending appeal of Larson’s decision that they can be suspended even though the league violated Minnesota law in connection with their drug tests, Larson hinged the injunction on whether they formally appeal the ruling.

According to Rochelle Olson and Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, they have.

And so the suspensions will be blocked while the appellate process unfolds.  As a practical matter, it’ll take at least the full 2010 season for two levels of appeals to be exhausted.

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36 Responses to “Pat, Kevin Williams officially file StarCaps appeal”
  1. Evpimp says: May 25, 2010 5:37 PM

    YEA Buddy!!!!

  2. Opie says: May 25, 2010 5:37 PM

    In more important news, Jared Allen cut off his mullet!

  3. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 25, 2010 5:38 PM

    all of this over a diuretic

  4. Sow Crates says: May 25, 2010 5:39 PM

    When asked for an opinion about yet another prolonging of this case, Larson replied:
    “haven’t you been to Brett Favre’s website? He’s getting the surgery, we can’t suspend them yet!”

  5. CommanderShepard says: May 25, 2010 5:43 PM

    And all this over a little substance the NFL knew about but didn’t notify the players. Had the NFL let it be know that Starcaps contained the substance they would be within their legal right to suspend the players and this whole mess about them being a part of the state of Minnesota therefore cannot be suspended business never would have happened. The NFL should have made it be known that they themselves had some fault in this and made a compromise.
    Shepard out.

  6. JaggedMark says: May 25, 2010 5:47 PM

    Did they vote on the new OT rules for the regular season?
    They should have voted on that. They shouldn’t have voted for NY/NJ Super Bowl.
    Dumbest NFL day all-time.

  7. Bob S. says: May 25, 2010 5:48 PM

    good! sue the greedballs! make them pay bigtime!

  8. sonvar says: May 25, 2010 5:55 PM

    Good for them. I think the NFL is in the wrong on this and I honestly hope they can get the suspensions delayed for them and the Saints players until they retire. The NFL knew Starcaps contained a banned substance and didn’t bother to inform the players. It’s the NFL’s responsibility to be informing players what are banned substances and what they know contain them.

  9. Jabberwocky says: May 25, 2010 5:56 PM

    This is a story of a story that just won’t go away. By the time they have a resolution they’ll be old, grey, and retired. What circle jerk circus!

  10. geek says: May 25, 2010 6:00 PM

    Wow! An we wonder why our justice system costs so much… I wish I was rich enough to keep posting those appeals too!!!

  11. Bun McSticky says: May 25, 2010 6:00 PM

    You can’t stop the Williams Wall, on or off the field. Love it.

  12. DINO says: May 25, 2010 6:05 PM

    ridiculous.. 2 straight years of fighting this and no answers.. they will get off scott free and be retired by the time this is solved.. it is not fair to the players and teams that were penalized

  13. Sumeria says: May 25, 2010 6:17 PM

    With all the loopholes available in legalese couldn’t the NFL have suspended these guys BEFORE they filed their appeals?
    I thought the homer Judge only ruled the injunction stood during the appeals process. If the NFL immediately suspended them before the paperwork was filed wouldn’t the suspensions be enforced?

  14. sukit says: May 25, 2010 6:21 PM

    Yeah “over a diuretic.” There is no excuse for those fat asses to be on diet pills. I don’t care what their contracts said. They are d tackles they are suppose to be fat asses. They only used the pills to mask steroids. Now that they can’t mask it you are already starting to see their play slide a little. Suspend their enormous asses already! The NFL should just end this and boot them out of the league once and for all. NFL players should know what they are putting in their bodies and what substances are banned. You are retarded if you think that there were no sinister motives for taking these particular pills. They should accept their punishment and move on. Start going after their paychecks.

  15. Dano-48 says: May 25, 2010 6:25 PM

    The bottom line is come to PLAY in Minnesota and you can use illegal drugs and still play for the Vikings. To think that our court system is being used so the two fat boys who took the drugs can still play after 2 years. What a waste of taxpayers money. Wonder how much money Ziggy has payed to keep the judges from suspending these to drug users.

  16. .Vox Veritas. says: May 25, 2010 6:41 PM

    “The bottom line is come to PLAY in Minnesota and you can use illegal drugs and still play for the Vikings.”
    Yep. But you won’t win any championships. As proven.

  17. Rnay says: May 25, 2010 6:48 PM

    Child’ voice:
    (Whispering) “I see BITTER PEOPLE.”
    You Favre/Viking haters are so damned predictable.

  18. mike says: May 25, 2010 7:11 PM

    I think the NFL is gonna suspend doing business in Minnesota.

  19. Big Dog says: May 25, 2010 7:11 PM

    The Wall and the Queens will pay in the end. You don’t keep stepping on RG toes and get by with it. The rest of the teams have paid over the years, but the Queens think they can do what the state of Mn says with a Mn judge ruling on the rulings, what a joke. Believe me, they will pay in the end, just watch.

  20. Contra says: May 25, 2010 7:34 PM

    Dano-48 says:
    May 25, 2010 6:25 PM
    The bottom line is come to PLAY in Minnesota and you can use illegal drugs and still play for the Vikings. To think that our court system is being used so the two fat boys who took the drugs can still play after 2 years. What a waste of taxpayers money. Wonder how much money Ziggy has payed to keep the judges from suspending these to drug users.

  21. purpleguy says: May 25, 2010 7:45 PM

    Dano you dope, the Starcaps diuretic isn’t an illegal drug, it’s simply a banned substance in the NFL. You or I could take it without getting busted. It’s not like, say, a big ass glass of codine next to a bag of pot like John Jolly inbibes.
    And precisely how is a private civil matter where each side pays their own legal fees a waste of taxpayer money? Yeah, Ziggy has paid a Minnesota Distric Court judge, a Federal District Court judge, 9 Federal Appellate Court judges, and now is primed to pay off the Supreme Court — all of whom stated that state law applies. You think maybe the answer is simply that the NFL didn’t follow the law and won’t take no for an answer?

  22. The Doctor says: May 25, 2010 7:47 PM

    Love to see the Wall will remain intact for 2010. We all know that this is Big Pat’s last year, so what is the NFL going to do, suspend him while he is retired. You gotta love it.

  23. Big BrEasy says: May 25, 2010 8:15 PM

    CommanderShepard says:
    May 25, 2010 5:43 PM
    And all this over a little substance the NFL knew about but didn’t notify the players. Had the NFL let it be know that Starcaps contained the substance they would be within their legal right to suspend the players and this whole mess about them being a part of the state of Minnesota therefore cannot be suspended business never would have happened. The NFL should have made it be known that they themselves had some fault in this and made a compromise.
    Shepard out.
    ===================================
    ………whatever you say homer joe.
    Look, some of my players got busted too, but when the “big man” says your suspended, that should be it. We all know half of the NFL “juices,” Williams Wall just didnt pick the right masking agent. On that note, TWO DAT!!

  24. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: May 25, 2010 8:45 PM

    Wow. This case really needs to end. It’s been two years, just let the Williams boys play. I hate the Vikes, but Pat and Kevin are getting screwed. Go Pack!

  25. IAVikefan says: May 25, 2010 8:51 PM

    Up your ass once again, NFL and Goodell.

  26. zod says: May 25, 2010 8:53 PM

    Sow Crates says:
    May 25, 2010 5:39 PM
    When asked for an opinion about yet another prolonging of this case, Larson replied:
    “haven’t you been to Brett Favre’s website? He’s getting the surgery, we can’t suspend them yet!”
    ++1 Uffda!

  27. GrandsoOfCoach says: May 25, 2010 8:57 PM

    Really. What people forget is that StarCaps was on the banned list. Why does the NFL have to warn players about ingredients in an pill they put on their banned list. It was cheating to cover up Steroids the. And it’s cheating now trying to work around the system. And for you Viking fans who disagree… You tune would be different if it were any other players from any other team.

  28. Franchise says: May 25, 2010 9:42 PM

    This is good news, especially week one.
    Now that Sharper opened his yap about targeting Favre’s ankle, The Wall and Jared can get a little revenge on Drew Brees.
    Thats what you get for not only cheap shotting Brett in the championship game, saying you will do it again, but add in the fact Moleface is on the cover of Madden.
    Theismann, Theismann, Theismann!

  29. Dano-48 says: May 25, 2010 10:11 PM

    Purple guy,
    Don’t call me a dope. The two dopes are the two fat boys who took a substance that maskes steroids. If the team doctor won’t give these you don’t put them in your body. If this was 2 players from another team in your division you would be crying for the 2 to be gone for 4 games.

  30. PurpleRaid12 says: May 25, 2010 11:17 PM

    Dano-48 says:
    “If the team doctor won’t give these you don’t put them in your body.”
    ___________________________________________________
    Im pretty sure it’s safe to call you a dope.

  31. goodjuan says: May 26, 2010 12:38 AM

    LA Vikings has a nice ring to it.

  32. brasho says: May 26, 2010 5:56 AM

    Now how does this look? Unlike baseball, the NFL has been trying to clean up their sport… and unlike in baseball where the legal system and politicians are forcing them to clean it up, the legal system is not LETTING the NFL clean up its sport. RIDICULOUS… and sets a terrible precedent.

  33. PurpleNGold says: May 26, 2010 6:09 AM

    Skol Vikes!

  34. sand0 says: May 26, 2010 8:37 AM

    GrandsOfCoach,
    The NFL banned Balanced Health Products because they knew Starcaps contained Butemide. They did this to cover their asses. But they intentionally didn’t say which product from that company or exactly what it had in it. That is the problem.
    The NFL knows for a fact that the Vikings players were not using steroids. It is 100% clear to them based on the levels detected in the test, player body types, and testimonies given under oath that the butemide came from Starcaps. Nobody uses that as a masking agent anymore because there are undetectable options.
    The NFL violated state law and intentionally withheld information from players with the intent of drawing attention to their testing program. This is wrong.
    Saying Vikings fans would be clamoring for suspensions if they weren’t on our team is BS. We are not retarded a-hole haters. Those mainly come from non-Vikings fans if this site is any evidence.
    The irony in all of this is that it is quite possible to take steroids and mask them. I guarantee a large number of players are doing this consistently. You just need to know which roids and amounts to use and what masking agents and etc. You have to be careful. Cyclists get away with this and they are tested 10x.
    But the guys that are mainly getting caught so far, or at least half of them, are the ones that aren’t pros on passing the tests and don’t do roids, but instead take legal substances.
    Meh whatever. Law is law and rules are rules and the judges will sort it out better than fans can. At least the players will play this year and help dominate the division.

  35. IndianaBear says: May 26, 2010 11:06 AM

    I don’t get why these two can’t just take the suspensions they have earned. Starcaps are a banned substance and they took them, Period! Just sit down for four games and shut up.

  36. RC IV says: May 26, 2010 1:15 PM

    IndianaBear says:
    May 26, 2010 11:06 AM
    I don’t get why these two can’t just take the suspensions they have earned. Starcaps are a banned substance and they took them, Period! Just sit down for four games and shut up.
    ============================
    Yeah, because if you got into trouble and there was a loophole you could use, you wouldn’t use it….RIGHT………………………
    Obviously there is something to thier case, or it would not be going this far.
    It’s a Minnesota LAW. The NFL is wrong in what they tried to do.
    Any of you idiots that think that a “homer” judge would risk his career for a Pro football player have your heads so far up your asses, it’s not even funny.
    Jesus, some of your Packer fan stupidity is amazing. Meanwhile Johnny Jolley is stretching out his court case and you assbags have no problem with that…….more hypocritcal bs from the Packer dipshits.

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