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Lawsuit filed for five of six players; Pittman is not included

Updated: December 5, 2008, 2:57 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge will be asked to decide Friday whether five suspended NFL players deserve a chance to play this weekend.

At issue is whether the league had a duty to notify its players and their union that a dietary supplement the five took contained a banned ingredient. The NFL Players Association argues in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the NFL knew about the tainted supplement but failed to share that information with players whose careers were on the line.

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