More than two and a half years after Minnesota defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Pat Williams first failed a drug test for ingesting a supplement called StarCaps, the NFL may finally be able to suspend the two players.
Greg Aiello of the NFL and Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press both pass along word Tuesday that the Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the lower court ruling in favor of the NFL. In theory, Murphy points out, this should allow the league to follow through on four game suspensions for the players.
The news should also affect Saints defensive end Will Smith.
Frankly, we can’t say anything for certain when it comes to this winding case, which has basically been dragging on since 2008. Maybe someone with a law degree that understands the issue better can chime in later.
UPDATE: Florio tells me there is still one more level the case could travel to: Minnesota Supreme Court.