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NFL Unites With Other Leagues Against WilliamsWall


Pat Williams and Kevin Williams just had their StarCaps case get a little tougher.

According to the Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, and the U.S. Olympic Committee have joined forces with the NFL in their effort to have the two players suspended.  These other league’s all have a stake in the outcome of this case, as the outcome could directly affect their own collective bargaining agreements.

The leagues asked for permission to file paperwork with the Federal Court in Minnesota on Monday. 

A hearing will take place early next week which will decide whether or not this case should be heard on a state or federal level.  The Williams’ camp will try to argue that the NFL cannot disregard state laws simply because the organization spreads across the Country.

While I am sure that both sides would love to see this resolved as soon as possible, it would not be surprising to see these hearings go well into the 2009 season before being resolved.

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