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Favre's kin raring for football road trip

Brett Favre's family is ready for his return to Green Bay if he winds up playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Brett Favre's family is ready for his return to Green Bay if he winds up playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Favre's family and friends have booked 25 to 30 rooms at the Midway Motor Lodge near Lambeau Field for the weekend of Nov. 1 when the Vikings play at Green Bay, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The 39-year-old quarterback's family and friends often stayed at the hotel during Favre's final years with the Packers, the motel's manager, Doug Warpinski, told the newspaper.

Vikings. Minnesota players Kevin Williams and Pat Williams are being improperly singled out by the NFL for extra steroid testing, their lawyer said yesterday.

Attorney Peter Ginsberg said he filed papers Monday in Hennepin County District Court asking Judge Gary Larson (not the former Viking) to say the NFL can't treat the Williamses differently from other players while the court battle over their suspensions continues.

The Williamses, who are not related, tested positive last summer for a banned drug that can mask the use of steroids. They took a weight-loss supplement that did not list the diuretic bumetanide on the label. The NFL has acknowledged it knew the supplement contained the banned drug, and the players say the NFL wrongly failed to share that information.

The NFL says it intends to enforce the Williamses' four-game suspensions at the start of this season, and the players are fighting that.

Ginsberg said the two players are being tested three times per month, "if not more." He said that exceeds the NFL's testing policies.

"It's not being done randomly. Kevin and Pat are being singled out," Ginsberg said.

Jurisprudence. Four of the five men charged with killing Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor were in court in Miami for a hearing that pushed back the trial date for a third time.

The new date, Jan. 18, 2010, will be more than two years after Taylor died from a gunshot wound he suffered when confronting intruders in his Miami home Nov. 26, 2007.

Former Chicago Bears fullback Roland Harper was sentenced to a year of house arrest for acting as a front man in a $1.5 million fraud involving a landscaping contract for Chicago public schools. Harper, 56, who was in the same backfield with Walter Payton, pleaded guilty last year.

The U.S. Attorney's office said former NFL player Travis Henry would remain in jail in Billings, Mont., pending his July 15 sentencing on drug trafficking charges.

Henry, 30, had been free on $400,000 bail until he was arrested in Florida last month after testing positive for alcohol, violating the terms of his release.

Vick gets deadline. A judge who rejected Michael Vick's first bankruptcy plan warned the suspended NFL star's lawyers that they have just one more chance to file a workable proposal for repaying the millions he owes to creditors.

As Vick sat silently in the front of the Norfolk, Va., courtroom, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro set a July 2 deadline to submit a revised Chapter 11 plan.

Seahawks. Seattle signed sixth-round draft choice Mike Teel, a quarterback from Rutgers. Teel was the 178th overall selection in the draft.

Noteworthy. Pio Sagapolutele, a defensive lineman who played five years for Cleveland and started in the 1997 Super Bowl for New England, has died. He was 39.

The Plain Dealer of Cleveland said he died Saturday of an aneurysm in Chandler, Ariz., where he lived.