Reports: NFL victorious in StarCaps case

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL has finally won a court case in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that it would not review the decision of a Minnesota appellate court that denied players suspended for taking StarCaps — a weight-loss supplement which included a banned diuretic — the right to protest their suspensions, according to multiple media outlets.

"The result is the case is over and we, the NFL, prevailed in the case," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told "PFT Live," according to ProFootballTalk.com. "So there is a court in Minnesota that rules in our favor from time to time."

Vikings DTs Pat Williams and Kevin Williams, as well as Saints DE Will Smith, will likely be suspended to begin the 2011 campaign. The players had argued that it was unfair to punish them because the banned substance, bumetanide, was not listed as an active ingredient at the time.