Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/21/12
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The U.S. District Court in the Colorado District has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Denver Broncos linebacker "D.J." Williams against the NFL.

Williams was trying to clear his name after the NFL suspended him for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. He claimed that there were chain-of-custody errors in handling his sample, which led to a "non-human" sample sent to a collector.

The court was simply not buying it, but it was worth a try to go for a dismissal based on a potential technicality.

Without any other options, Williams will now most likely serve a six-game suspension to start the season.

A Broncos spokesman said the team is aware of the decision, but declined to comment.

The lawsuit originally included DL Ryan McBean, but McBean later withdrew his suit and accepted his three-game suspension. Williams still maintained his innocence and went forward with the case. Judge Christine Arguello dismissed the lawsuit Thursday.

So that’s one legal situation wrapped up for Williams, now on to another matter:  answering to a DUI arrest in 2010. That trial begins in August.

Depending on the outcome of that, it is possible that he will face further discipline by the league.

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