For the greater good, it’s time for Kevin Williams and Pat Williams to end their bid to avoid four-game suspensions from the NFL.
For the record, I feel the Vikings’ defensive tackles were wronged because there was miscommunication between the NFL’s drug czar and the player hotline. According to the affidavit filed by the players, they went through the proper procedure of bringing the StarCaps supplement to the trainers. The trainers in turn called the hotline to gauge the status of the supplement. According to court documents, the NFL drug czar knew the contents of the StarCaps supplement had banned substances in it but didn’t completely notify the hotline.
As in many aspects of the legal system, the Williamses’ attorneys have found a loophole in Minnesota law that threatens the fabric of the NFL’s drug-testing program. This is where I draw the line. It is imperative that the NFL — and all sports for that matter — have a viable drug-testing program.
I’ll say it again. I believe the Williamses have been wronged in this case, but for the greater good, I hope they drop their appeal.