Appeals court backs ruling of suit

Updated: August 27, 2012, 10:37 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- A federal appeals court on Monday has ruled against Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who had appealed the dismissal of his lawsuit seeking to overturn a six-game drug suspension by the NFL.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed District Judge Christine Arguello's dismissal of the lawsuit for substantially the same reasons she cited.

Arguello in June essentially backed an arbitrator who had upheld the suspension and rejected ...

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