Update: Screwed Feeling Beginning to Set in

The NFL has reportedly upheld the suspensions of Pat and Kevin Williams.  They will miss the final four games of the regular season barring an injunction against the league.  There is no word yet, actually, on whether their lawyers are still pursuing the injunction option.  What a shame that these two magnificent players had to become embroiled in this nonsense.  And what a shame that our season will likely be ruined without them.  More to come…

The Vikings’ statement:

In response to this afternoon’s ruling, the Minnesota Vikings are very disappointed in the National Football League’s decision and suspension of Kevin Williams and Pat Williams. At the appropriate time, we will have further comment.

The Vikes are standing behind their players to the extent that they are able.  It’s also come out that Grady Jackson, who also faced suspension for taking the same diuretic, was successful in his appeal while six others including the Williamses weren’t.  Too bad our guys couldn’t have hired Grady’s lawyer.

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  • jeege



  • danzinski

    Come in off the ledge.

  • darin

    Lions just got handed their first (and most likely only) win of the season.  I think I am going to cry now.

  • http://www.startribune.com Big Jon

    I have often complained about our “platooning” of the defensive line. I can only hope that this has given the other players some experience to be able to step up for us.

    NOTICE: Purple glasses are ON!

    The offense can no longer afford to be “Offensive”.

  • jeege

    I saw this coming a million weeks ago when the news first broke…but it still sucks.

    We can beat the Lions…I hope. But if Kevin Smith gets over the century mark we are absolutely screwed

    List of backs we face in our final 4 games:
    Tim Hightower
    Michael Turner
    Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw
    Kevin Smith

    All of these backs are, at the very least, capable of gaining a hundred and getting into paydirt a couple of times. A few of them can absolutely DESTROY a defense. AND these teams (minus the lions of course) have some of the best offensive line play in the league.


    Just some food for thought.