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NFL's drug suspensions of 5 blocked by federal judge

Updated: December 6, 2008, 1:10 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A federal judge on Friday blocked the NFL from suspending five players for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson said he needed more time to consider the case after hearing several hours of arguments from the league and the NFL Players Association.

Kevin Williams and Pat Williams of the Minnesota Vikings and Charles Grant, Deuce McAllister and Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints were suspended this week for four games each. ...

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