Congress to look into Vikings suspension case

Pat and Kevin Williams
Minnesota Vikings defensive players Pat Williams #94, and Kevin Williams #93, during a September 2008 game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
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Congress plans to conduct a hearing next month on two professional football players whose suspensions were blocked by a federal appeals court.

Two people with knowledge of the plans tell The Associated Press that the a House subcommittee will delve into the issue. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because lawmakers have yet to announce the hearing.

The NFL had attempted to suspend Minnesota Vikings Pat Williams and Kevin Williams four games each for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

But the players sued, arguing that the NFL's testing violated state workplace laws. A federal judge issued an injunction blocking the order, which was upheld last month by a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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