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Kevin, Pat Williams OK to play in Week 1

Updated: September 8, 2009, 4:56 PM ET
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Minnesota defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams will be eligible to play this weekend at Cleveland regardless of the state of their legal case against the NFL, a league spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Both players have sued the NFL to overturn a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on banned substances. They are awaiting a ruling this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals that will determine whether their case can proceed in Minnesota state court. But regardless ...

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