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Updated: March 10th, 2011 7:19pm
Kevin Williams done fighting StarCaps suspension in court

Kevin Williams done fighting StarCaps suspension in court

by Tom Pelissero
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Kevin Williams apparently is done fighting his long-delayed suspension in court. Whether he'll serve the four-game ban this season remains to be seen.

The Star Tribune reported on Thursday that Williams did not meet a deadline to follow longtime Minnesota Vikings teammate Pat Williams in filing a petition to review the Minnesota State Court of Appeals' decision that upheld a lower-court ruling on their suspensions Feb. 8.

Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent and has said he won't return, tested positive for the banned diuretic bumetanide in July 2008. They appealed the suspensions on the grounds the NFL's drug-testing policies violated Minnesota law, and the case has been tied up in the courts ever since.

Last month's appeals court ruling opened the door for the suspensions to be enforced. But as long as Pat Williams' legal case is alive, there remains a chance the bans could be reversed or negotiated to a smaller punishment.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Kevin Williams, Pat Williams