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NFL seeks new hearing in appeal

Updated: October 14, 2009, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL on Wednesday asked a full federal appeals court to hear the case involving two Minnesota Vikings players who violated the league's anti-doping policy, saying the issue has to be settled to avoid different standards for players in different states.

Last month, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals essentially allowed Kevin Williams and Pat Williams to continue playing while the case proceeds in state court.

The panel's ruling, however, ...

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