NFL can punish Vikings' Kevin and Pat...

NFL can punish Vikings' Kevin and Pat Williams, Minnesota Court of Appeals rules

There are 65 comments on the story from Feb 8, 2011, titled NFL can punish Vikings' Kevin and Pat Williams, Minnesota Court of Appeals rules. In it, reports that:

This March 8, 2010, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Pat Williams, left, and Kevin Williams leaving a Hennepin County courtroom for a lunch break during their trial against the NFL concerning their dispute over drug policies, in Minneapolis.

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Duluth, MN

#1 Feb 8, 2011
Nobody cares anymore...
yeah right

Columbus, IN

#2 Feb 8, 2011
There won't even be a season next year, we'll have to wait until 2012 to watch the Los Angelos Vikings.

Rochester, MN

#3 Feb 8, 2011
Fat Pat won't be back and Kevin was only good for 1 sack last year so whats the loss? Instead of winning 6 games maybe they will only win 4; that should work out nice for the draft! But than again, they will probably screw that up too.
Sad isnt it

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 8, 2011
Huh whaaa? So this is how the courts system in America works now? All ya need to do is go to court enough times and eventually you'll get your way. Sad isnt it? I thought this was settled a long long time ago. What a waste of the courts time and the peoples money.
Billy Boy

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 8, 2011
Put a fork in both of them, they are done.

Calgary, Canada

#6 Feb 8, 2011
I thought they were suspended, huh, haven't heard from either of those guys since, well, last January.

Oh well, Phat Pat wont' be a Viking any longer anymore and Kevin Williams, well he played so poorly last season that no one will miss him anyway......a slow news day I guess.

Since: Jun 10

Hopkins, MN

#7 Feb 8, 2011
Do we consider this another set back to this season or the first one for next?

Our next set back will be the selection of Cam Newton and #12 in the draft
Frank W

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Feb 8, 2011
This is bovine excrement. So it's fine for the league to exonerate players who took the same supplement because StarCaps didn't list the banned substance on their label, but the Viking players have to serve a suspension? Can someone at the league office please explain why they chose to suspend the Viking players after exonerating other players for the same crime? Of course not, they'll only resort to "But the players are responsible for what they put in their bodies" excuse, and will offer no explanation as to why the other players were exonerated. Too bad equal justice under the law doesn't apply to the NFL.

This has been a crummy week for the Vikings. Cris Carter gets the shaft once again, being denied a well-deserved induction into the Hall of Fame. E.J. Henderson recovered from a broken femur in less than eight months to start every game and have another excellent year, and instead of being rewarded with the comeback player of the year, he loses out to a convicted felon who "returned" from 20 months in prison. Now, thanks to Roger Goodell's ego trip, the league continues to insist on suspending the Williams Wall for a "crime" which it has refused to suspend other players.

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 8, 2011
Yeh they were taking....."weigth loss pills". Does anyone still think that? Call it what it really is....a steroid masking agent! HELLO!

Since: Sep 08

Farmington, MN

#10 Feb 8, 2011
Matt45 wrote:
Yeh they were taking....."weigth loss pills". Does anyone still think that? Call it what it really is....a steroid masking agent! HELLO!
Keen Observations

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 8, 2011
What's it matter to us, they'll be moving to LA and becoming the Los Angeles Transgenders
Tim Brew

Sioux Falls, SD

#12 Feb 8, 2011
Teach Fatty Patty how to hold a da$#@ phone or is that how they hold them in the ghetto. Test their I.Q. and look back at their GPA's in college then put them on trial for being idiots. Make them read their ugly a#@$ tatoos to the people in the court room too. The athletes now are just a da@%$ joke!
Dick Guzinyia

Saint Augustine, FL

#13 Feb 8, 2011
Keep them away from the chow hall.
That would be the best punishment for these slug-like louts.

Bismarck, ND

#14 Feb 8, 2011
The NFL is a joke anyway. Hope the players strike for 3 years. Lets see someone start a REAL football league where you play outside on real grass and wear leather helmets, plus you play for the love of the game not $$
WannaBe G

Burnsville, MN

#15 Feb 8, 2011
The league argues its policy supersedes Minnesota law and gives the NFL the authority to discipline players.

Someone tell me how the League's Policy supersedes MN law?

The league doesn't care about the players using steroids. They want and need bigger, stronger players.

The league cares about it's stars being paraded about Washington in front of some big photo op of a "hearing" so some senetor can his mug in the paper along said star...

The league knew about the starcaps and did not tell players. At least that is the official word.

The league knew and let some players slide.

Not until these two guys come along do they raise the flag. Why?

Maybe these two were a pain in the league's rear.
Maybe their roid use was getting out of contro. Doesn't matter, don't know, don't care.

Since: Jan 11

Anoka, MN

#16 Feb 8, 2011
knew this would happen

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Feb 8, 2011
The new coach has 4 games, a perfect time to try out some of their replacements without all the drama.

Hopkins, MN

#18 Feb 8, 2011
Well they stalled the process enough where the actual penalty will not really be very consequential when it is enforced. The Vikings are not in line to win very many games next season (Or whenever next season begins)and I doubt that one game will have the outcome changed due to the loss of K. Williams (Pat will probably not return) and if it did happen (They lost to another bad team in a close game) then there is nothing wrong with moving up in the draft. The Vikings moved down five spots this year for that single win against the Eagles.

United States

#19 Feb 8, 2011
Is Zygi sure that L.A. still wants any part of his pathetic NFL organization? What a 50th year the team had. It was definitely a tribute to all the previous seasons!!! Oh well, L.A. puts up with the Clippers, why not the Zygmeister's sorry excuse of a football team.
Dick Cranium

Milwaukee, WI

#20 Feb 8, 2011
Havent they paid enough? For the love of god they play for the Vikings.

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