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Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams (93) and Pat Williams (94), shown during a break in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 9, 2008, in Minneapolis, were among six NFL players suspended for four games each for violating the league's anti-doping policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Federal judge blocks NFL's suspension of 5, including Viking's Williams pair

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal judge on Friday blocked the NFL from suspending five players for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson said he needed more time to consider the case after hearing several hours of arguments from the league and the NFL Players Association.

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