Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Just what message is he trying to send?

Our dear friend (the commish, naturally) will be suspending Vikings DTs Kevin and Pat Williams for 4 games for using a steroid masking agent.
 
Only....they didn't use the agent, and instead took a diuretic that had a similar compound not listed among the ingredients.  And their appeal was denied because "we warned players about this product in 2006."
 
Sure.  Take a swing at a guy and pull his hair and you get a measley fine.  But take a diuretic that didn't have an ingredient listed and be accused of taking steroids by default, and get suspended for 4 games.  Oh, and by the way, the last 4 of the season.  When you're in the playoff chase.
 
That's just freaking stupid.
 
I wonder if it had been two Patriots players.  They probably would have had their appeal reverse the decision.
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