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.

15 responses to “Will Smith still waiting to hear about his status

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. News may come soon for Will Smith


    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

  5. 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.

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

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

    HAHAHA, well-played!

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