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Friday, December 5, 2008
Black and Blue all over: Resolution day?

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

The cases of Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, along with three New Orleans Saints players who are also subject to four-game suspensions, will be heard Friday morning in a federal courthouse in St. Paul. The Saints' players want a temporary restraining order that re-establishes their eligibility, while the Vikings players want to maintain the order they received Wednesday.

It's a complicated legal situation, but that's the Reader's Digest version. (Thanks to the readers who suggested that term as the name for this blog. We'll take it under advisement.)

The bottom line is we could well know the immediate fate of all five players by the end of Friday. As always, we'll keep you informed.

For now, let's take a spin around the NFC North: