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Published on 06/21/2012 at Thu Jun 21 16:45.
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D.J. Williams catches a pass during drills in mini camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

D.J. Williams is up a certain creek without a paddle.

There’s no indication whether the substance in the creek was human in nature.

Williams’ lawsuit against the NFL was dismissed today, PFT reports, a lawsuit made in response to the league’s six-game suspension against Williams for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Williams’ case centers around the fact that the league claims he submitted “non-human” urine in a steroids test.

Judge Christine M. Arguello dismissed the case today, granting the NFL’s motion for summary judgment.

Peter Ginsberg, who represents Williams, tells PFT that Judge Arguello deferred to the NFL’s in-house review process, explaining that she has no authority to substitute her judgment for the judgment of NFL executive Harold Henderson, who handled the internal appeal. Ginsberg said that Judge Arguello also noted that Williams had received a full and fair hearing.

Former Bronco Ryan McBean was also suspended six games and sued the NFL, but he settled for a three-game suspension instead of moving forward with his case. Williams’ representation indicated they may still appeal this decision in the report.

Williams has already lost his internal appeal and this lawsuit, so a further appeal to the lawsuit appears to be his last shot. And a long one at that.

  • Jon

    Hello, Welsey Woodyard.

  • Tim Lynch

    If the sample was taken after the Dolphins game last year, then I would have submitted to the court that DJ Williams was in fact a beast at the time the urine sample was taken, therefore the urine would NOT have been human. Case Closed.

  • TheTroglodyte

    This guy is an ass clown

  • TheTroglodyte


  • Paradisimo

    Agreed, although I’m not sure I could have stated it quite as eloquently :)

  • TheTroglodyte


  • Doom92

    I would have… :-D

  • Doom92

    Of course it was dismissed… There was no case. He has turned out to be the kind of guy we have always avoided. He has NO trade value now… IF he even ever had much.