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Vikings' Williamses get restraining order against suspensions

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(AP) - A Minnesota judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the NFL suspension of Vikings players Kevin and Pat Williams.

The Minnesota Vikings' Kevin and Pat Williams went to court to block their suspensions for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy.

            The Williamses, who aren't related, were among six players suspended by the NFL on Tuesday. All six were punished for using a diuretic that can serve as a masking agent for steroids.

      The Vikings are in first place in the NFC North at 7-5. If the suspensions aren't blocked, they face the rest of the regular season without the anchors of a defense that ranks second against the run.       

      (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)