Judge denies most of Williamses’ claims

May 22nd, 2009 – 11:06 PM by Judd Zulgad

This is an Associated Press story that is not good news for the case involving Pat and Kevin Williams.

A federal judge has dismissed most of the claims by two Vikings stars facing suspension over their positive test for a banned diuretic. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson on Friday remanded two of the claims by Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams to state court.

But Magnuson threw out most of the Williamses’ claims and dismissed a lawsuit brought by the NFL players’ union on behalf of the Williamses and three New Orleans Saints players also facing suspension. Attorneys for the players’ union and the Williamses argued that league officials knew a supplement called StarCaps contained a banned diuretic back in 2006 and did not specifically notify players. But the judge agree with the NFL — that players are responsible for what is in their bodies.


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