NFL steroidsThe five players suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances got a temporary reprieve as a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the suspension.

The five players who were suspended for four games each were Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, of the Minnesota Vikings, and Charles Grant, Deuce McAllister and Will Smith, of the New Orleans Saints. They tested positive for a banned diuretic in the dietary supplement StarCaps.

The Williamses, however, had already secured a temporary restraining order days prior to the issuance of the injunction.

The NFL Players’ Association has sued the league to block the suspensions. NFLPA argued that NFL, particularly its medical advisor, decided not to inform players over the spiked weight-loss product.