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Vikings' Williamses to have case ruled on today by Minnesota judge

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Vikings' Williamses to have case ruled on today by Minnesota judge
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota judge says he will issue his decision today in a lawsuit by two Minnesota Vikings challenging their four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy.

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Clerks for Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson said Wednesday that he will rule after more than a year and a half of legal wrangling.

The NFL tried to suspend defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams in 2008 after they tested positive for a diuretic that's banned because it can mask the presence of steroids. They say they didn't know it was an unlisted ingredient in the StarCaps weight-loss supplement they took.

The players contend the NFL broke Minnesota law when it applied its anti-doping policy. The NFL has argued that teams employ their own players and called the lawsuit a "state law end-around that can undermine all anti-doping policies in sports."

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