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Good News For The Vikings On The Kevin Williams Front

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According to Judd Zulgad via the Twitter, Roger Goodell announced today in his speech to conclude the NFL's Owners Meetings in New Orleans that the National Football League would wait until litigation on the StarCaps matter is complete before making a decision on the resulting suspensions.

Now, if you'll recall, Kevin Williams did not take his appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court, but Pat Williams chose to do just that. As a result of what Goodell said today, as long as Phat Pat's appeal continues going through the court system, Kevin Williams won't be suspended by the league. Presumably, neither will Saints' defensive end Will Smith, but my level of caring about that is approximately 1% of what it is when it comes to Kevin Williams' suspension (and I would assume that New Orleans fans would reciprocate that feeling).

Frankly, I wish that Goodell would have addressed why, exactly, so many other players used StarCaps and didn't even get a slap on the wrist, yet the NFL has been chasing these most recent six players through the American court system for the last two and a half years. But, if he couldn't bother to touch on it for the last two and a half years, I guess I should stop hoping that he's ever going to address it at all.