by Bruce Ciskie
A long, arduous process could end as soon as today for the Minnesota Vikings.
We learned a few weeks back that defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams (not related) had each tested positive for a banned substance. Both players appealed their suspensions, and those appeals were heard a bit less than two weeks ago.
The two have continued to play as the process played itself out, but that could be about to end. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune cites a Fox Sports report that the suspensions could be finalized today.
Of course, we're not necessarily done with this once that happens. The report also states that the players are prepared to take legal action, based on the notion that the NFL knew of the illegal substance but didn't bother to tell any of the players.
Oh, and they didn't answer the phone when the players wanted to ask. That, too.