Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams were granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday evening in Hennepin County District Court that allows them to return to the team and potentially play Sunday at Detroit. However, Judge Gary Larson said a more extensive hearing on the players' status could occur as early as Thursday if the NFL desires.
Their status for Sunday's game at Detroit remains uncertain, depending on the NFL's next move.
On Tuesday, the NFL suspended the Williamses for the final four games of the regular season without pay for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.
Really? This is what judges do, interfere in a league enforcing its eligibility rules for players? Yes. They did it with Maurice Clarett. Where's the line? Odell Thurman is out of the league because it's believed he suffers from alcoholism. He can't apply to get back in the league this season. Had he gotten treatment, could he sue?
If the Lions are winning a game this year, I think this is it.