A partial ruling from a state judge in Minnesota in the Starcaps case has the NFL crowing this morning.
NFL public relations head Greg Aiello commented: "Minny Judge Larson has tossed most of the player state law claims in the Star Caps case.
"Today's decision, along with the federal court decisions in this case, properly rejected virtually all of the claims asserted against the NFL's program on performance enhancing drugs."
Virtually, but not all. Two rulings remain that could in the end result in a permanent legal shield against Starcaps suspensions for Vikings players (and by league extension, all players including two current Saints).
Aiello's statement ended with "We are confident that we will prevail on the remaining two claims."