NFL's push for federal court will delay trial of Vikings' Kevin...

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Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams , during a break in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis.
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ohhhhhkay

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Mar 4, 2010
 
Really, dosen`t our federal court system have better things to do, come on. How much of this bullset do we have to pay for as taxpayers.
BD Gopherfan

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Remember when the sports section was really about sports?Not infedelity,drugs,murder theft,retireing,not retiring.We actualy used sports to get away from the everyday grind.
Dave

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Mar 4, 2010
 
What a waste......
Throw the case out of court so we can go on with our lives!
Bullfarts

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Cant throw the case away, it weighs over 600lbs and has about 57 jelly rolls and 4 man boobs
Beg to differ

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I'm glad this could be out of the Minnesota couts and back into the federal courts. It is supremely important to have a decision that favors the NFL, even if we are a viking fan, because it strikes at the heart of the collective bargining process. If the Williams wall wins it is the begining of the end of unions in this country as we know it. the strength we have lies within collective bargining, if we cannot bargin with major companies across state lines with a level of assurance that agreements will be honored then uninons serve no purpose. That is why every major sports league has filed a brief in support of the NFL, not the NFL union. In any other state except MN this would have been tossed out of the courts within 60 days and that is why the Williams wall attorneys are fighting to keep it in MN and not the federal courts because this mockery of collective bargining will be dismissed once it lies solely in the federal realm.
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Mar 4, 2010
 
Mockery: Favre and Adrian Fumbles in a NFC Championship game
Joe Merlot

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This is no longer about anything other than power fo the NFL and has been since it went to court. They are just incredulous that they've been prevented from disciplining these players in general vs whether they should have been suspended in the first place.

The NFL drug testing policy is intended to prevent PERFORMANCE ENHANCING drug use and punish those caught using them. The NFL has stated in open court that the Williamses are not accused of using performance enhancing drugs, only a POTENTIAL masking agent. Further, the Williamses have provided verifiable and reasonable explanations for the use of the product that contained a diuretic that was not labeled on the product. It's fairly clear based on the merits of the Williamses case that they were not using performance enhancing drugs.

So really, this is about the NFL defending it's piss pour management of their drug program and an attempt to prevent having to make changes to an unreasoable system that places the entire burden on players when the league is in a position to institute a suppliment review program that can verify and approve suppliments submitted by players.
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Beg to differ wrote:
I'm glad this could be out of the Minnesota couts and back into the federal courts. It is supremely important to have a decision that favors the NFL, even if we are a viking fan, because it strikes at the heart of the collective bargining process. If the Williams wall wins it is the begining of the end of unions in this country as we know it. the strength we have lies within collective bargining, if we cannot bargin with major companies across state lines with a level of assurance that agreements will be honored then uninons serve no purpose. That is why every major sports league has filed a brief in support of the NFL, not the NFL union. In any other state except MN this would have been tossed out of the courts within 60 days and that is why the Williams wall attorneys are fighting to keep it in MN and not the federal courts because this mockery of collective bargining will be dismissed once it lies solely in the federal realm.
"The beginning of the end of unions"? WOO HOO!!!! Cant wait for that to happen. Union demands are what helped corporations decide to ship American jobs overseas.(And yes, I have worked in union factories)
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and punish those caught using them:

watch Favre throw the entire season of work down the toilet with a single pass/INT
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they wanted to lose wieght let it go already
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Mar 4, 2010
 
but it didnt work so that was a cover up excuse
Bullfarts

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Mar 4, 2010
 
I think Brett looks handsome in purple.
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Mar 4, 2010
 
Beg to differ wrote:
I'm glad this could be out of the Minnesota couts and back into the federal courts. It is supremely important to have a decision that favors the NFL, even if we are a viking fan, because it strikes at the heart of the collective bargining process. If the Williams wall wins it is the begining of the end of unions in this country as we know it. the strength we have lies within collective bargining, if we cannot bargin with major companies across state lines with a level of assurance that agreements will be honored then uninons serve no purpose. That is why every major sports league has filed a brief in support of the NFL, not the NFL union. In any other state except MN this would have been tossed out of the courts within 60 days and that is why the Williams wall attorneys are fighting to keep it in MN and not the federal courts because this mockery of collective bargining will be dismissed once it lies solely in the federal realm.
Did you even read the article? It said the motion to move it to federal court was rejected and it is staying in Hennepin county.

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