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Will Smith still waiting to hear about his status

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Back in late April, when the lockout was at its zaniness just before the draft, the NFL declared victory in the long-running legal battle surrounding the StarCaps case.

We thought the four-year saga was finally over, and that four-game suspensions for Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, and Will Smith were on the way. Kevin Williams said he was “at peace” with the decision.

A report surfaced in late August that the suspensions would be reduced to two games, but that was never confirmed.

Now we’re only six days from the season opener, and uncertainty remains.  What’s going on here?

Smith and the Saints have no idea.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the Saints are moving forward at this point like Smith will be eligible to play the Packers in Week One, but they don’t really know.  They haven’t heard anything from the league, who is remaining mum.

The question of whether players will be suspended 2 games for testing positive for diurectics is likely part of the ongoing negotiations regarding a new steroids policy.

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15 Responses to “Will Smith still waiting to hear about his status”
  1. jdreed68 says: Sep 2, 2011 2:18 PM

    Jada still wants out of the marriage….Oh wait…Wrong Will Smith.

  2. ndallasruss says: Sep 2, 2011 2:21 PM

    When reached for comment, Jazzy Jeff said league officials “just don’t understand”.

  3. kevinwi says: Sep 2, 2011 2:23 PM

    So you’re reporting that there is nothing to report. lol

  4. destroyedbydansnyder says: Sep 2, 2011 2:23 PM

    Let them play

  5. iambadkid says: Sep 2, 2011 2:26 PM

    wow can the nfl just unsuspend will smith since the HGH drug testing is not in yet

  6. texastornado82 says: Sep 2, 2011 2:31 PM

    there’s a Will Smith (the rapper/actor) joke here somewhere.

  7. damnsureis says: Sep 2, 2011 2:35 PM

    Hopefully he’ll be able to play when they visit Philadelphia where he was born and raised.

  8. mdd913 says: Sep 2, 2011 2:52 PM

    If he is suspended Saints can just go with their 3-4 front. They used it enough last year and with Rogers/Ellis/Franklin its a much more formidable group now.

  9. azbirdgang says: Sep 2, 2011 3:02 PM

    When a couple of guys, who were up to no good.. started takin StarCaps in my neighborhood. I took one lil pill and my coach got scared he said “We’re gonna have trainin’ camp in a city near Bel Air.”

  10. johnnyb216 says: Sep 2, 2011 3:16 PM

    I was really hoping they’d show a picture of will smith from men in black.

  11. saints25 says: Sep 2, 2011 3:20 PM

    News may come soon for Will Smith

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    AlbertBreerAlbert Breer

    League announces Vikings DT Kevin Williams is suspended for two games, is allowed to return on Sept. 25, as result of the StarCaps case.

    2 minutes agoFavoriteRetweet

  12. capslockkey says: Sep 2, 2011 3:24 PM

    Well, if he ends up getting a 2 game rap, at least he’ll be Fresh later in the year.

  13. wayupsouth says: Sep 2, 2011 3:29 PM

    I don’t think any of those guys should have been suspended in the first place, but if they only hit Williams for two games, they better do the same with Smith.

  14. robcypher says: Sep 3, 2011 7:21 AM

    Maybe if things don’t work out in New Orleans for Smith, he could go to Miami. After all, he did write a song about the city.

  15. CKL says: Sep 3, 2011 11:42 AM

    ndallasruss says: Sep 2, 2011 2:21 PM

    When reached for comment, Jazzy Jeff said league officials “just don’t understand”.

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    HAHAHA, well-played!

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