Latest Nikki Haskell Stories

2009-09-11 16:56:54

Minnesota defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams can play before a decision on whether they used a banned substance, a federal appellate court ruled Friday. Last season, both players received four-game suspensions for using a product containing a possible masking agent for steroids. The players are arguing the positive test results should be excused because the NFL knew about the presence of bumetanide, an unlisted ingredient in StarCaps, an over-the-counter supplement, and did not advise...

2009-02-24 20:21:44

A June 15 trial date has been set for all-pro Minnesota defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams in their fight to overturn NFL suspensions for steroid use. The players were handed four-game suspensions for allegedly violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids.The Williamses filed a lawsuit seeking up to $10 million in addition to asking that their suspensions be lifted. The Star Tribune reported Tuesday there was a pretrial conference with U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson, who set...

2008-12-10 12:30:11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the expansion of the recall of Starcaps-brand dietary supplement to include additional lot numbers. The FDA said the voluntary recall was initiated by Balanced Health Products Inc. of New York because lot Nos. 82866 and 83801 were found to contain an undeclared ingredient, Bumetanide -- a diuretic available by prescription only, posing the risk of fluid and electrolyte loss and an elevation in uric acid concentrations. The original recall,...

2008-10-24 18:00:02

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Saints running back Deuce McAllister and defensive end Will Smith were reportedly two of a possible 10 players that have violated the NFL's steroid policy. Denver's Fox 31, citing an unnamed source, reported Friday that six-to-10 players tested positive as a result of using a banned diuretic. The report contends McAllister and Smith tested positive for Bumetanide, which is a loop diuretic, or water pill, which can mask the...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.