Monday, May 17, 2010

What it really might mean of the Williams Wall is not on the field for the start of the 2010 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

Pat and Kevin Williams known as the Williams Wall on the field for the Minnesota Vikings There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not the Supreme Court will overturn a ruling that would ban Pat and Kevin Williams from the first four games of the 2010 NFL Season.

For those of you unfamiliar with the case, Pat and Kevin Williams (who are not related) are defensive tackles on the Minnesota Vikings Roster. During 2008, they tested positive for a diuretic that was banned, although there is nothing performance enhancing about the diuretic it was contested based on the fact that it might mask the presence of other performance enhancing drugs. The NHL decided to ban the both Pat and Kevin Williams for the first 4 games of the 2010 Vikings Season.

As it stands, the players have a right to challenge the ruling and fight for the ability to play in the first four games, however late last week the NHL asked the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling that would allow the two to challenge. If the right to challenge was overturned than the Williams Wall would effectively have no other options and would have to sit out the first four games, if it was not overturned there would still be no guarantee that the two could play. A final decision is expected this week.


Anonymous said...

I am not looking forward to a game/games without the Williams Wall. UGH!

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Anonymous said...

While the Williamses are serving there suspensions in the NHL can they play football in the NFL?