ESPN: Six players, including the heart of the Vikings' ...

ESPN: Six players, including the heart of the Vikings' stout
defensive line, were suspended for four games without pay by the
NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's anti-doping policy. All
six were punished for using a diuretic, which can serve as a
masking agent for steroids. The suspended players were running
back Deuce Mcallister and defensive linemen Charles Grant and Will
Smith of New Orleans; defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams of
Minnesota; and long snapper Bryan Pittman of Houston. "I
definitely was not trying to cheat in any form," McAllister told
The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I tried to do
everything the right way." The punishment means all six will miss
the end of the regular season, an especially harsh blow to
Minnesota, which relies heavily on the Williamses in its run
defense, which ranks second in the league.

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