Williams has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, ending a three-year court fight.|||||||
The league announced the suspension on Friday, nine days before the Vikings open the season at San Diego on Sept. 11. Williams was initially suspended for four games before the court struggle ensued, but the league reduced that suspension and fined Williams an additional two game checks.
Williams returned to practice Monday and says he will likely have to deal with pain in his left foot all season.|||||||
Williams saw a specialist last week for plantar fasciitis and did not play in the preseason game against Dallas on Saturday night. He will almost assuredly sit out the preseason finale against Houston on Thursday night to rest up for the season opener at San Diego on Sept. 11.
Williams has a foot injury, and the team wants him to see a specialist.|||||||
Williams didn't practice Monday and wore a protective sleeve on his right leg. He said he was just resting. But head coach Leslie Frazier said Williams has had trouble pushing off his foot, which has bothered him for the last few weeks.
Williams says he has not heard from the NFL about a possible suspension stemming from a weight loss supplement he took three years ago.|||||||
Williams and former teammate Pat Williams had been embroiled in a long court fight over their positive tests for the banned diuretic bumetanide in 2008. They argued that the supplement StarCaps did not include the ingredient on its label.
The Minnesota Appeals Court says it won't permanently block the NFL from suspending Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Williams and Pat Williams.|||||||
The players have long fought their four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy. They tested positive for the banned diuretic bumetanide in 2008.