View Full Version : The next stop for Maurice Clarett is the Supreme Court. Then, he hopes, this weekend

04-22-04, 02:24 PM
NEW YORK – The next stop for Maurice Clarett is the Supreme Court. Then, he hopes, this weekend’s NFL draft.
Alan Milstein, the attorney for Clarett, filed an emergency application on Tuesday with the Supreme Court to lift the stay issued Monday by the U.S. Court Of Appeals. It’s a last-ditch attempt to get Clarett in this draft. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will handle the case.
Time is running out on Clarett with the draft just three days away. “They can rule quickly,” Milstein said.
The Supreme Court’s options are to lift the stay, not lift the stay or ask the NFL to respond before it makes a ruling. It’s possible, but not likely, there will be a hearing.
After the stay was issued Monday, the league declared Clarett, the Ohio State running back, and Mike Williams, the Southern Cal receiver, out of this draft. That followed the Feb. 5 ruling in District Court which struck down the NFL’s rule that a player must be out of high school three years to be eligible for the draft. Clarett and Williams have been out of high school for only two.
Clarett had the early advantage and now the NFL is in the lead. The league didn’t seem concerned that the Supreme Court could lift the stay.

Former Buckeye running back Maurice Clarett's newest opponent will be the Supreme Court challenging the new age requirement ruling keeping him out of this year's NFL draft

04-22-04, 03:28 PM
I think it is ridiculous that he wants to go in already. Finish school, 'rice.

04-22-04, 03:45 PM
ahh well, it's not like he was gonna be a first rounder anyway, if he wants the big bucks, his only hope now is to go to canada and prove himself for a few years