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Haywood's been in Clarett's shoe

Updated: September 5, 2003, 1:36 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

Spencer Haywood was once in Maurice Clarett's shoes, and walked the road less traveled: He challenged the system.

Haywood, who 33 years ago revolutionized sports by convincing the Supreme Court he had the right to leave college as an underclassman to play in the NBA, likes the embattled Ohio State tailback's chances if Clarett takes on the NFL.

If Clarett fights the league's rule prohibiting players from entering the league until they're three years out of high school, Haywood says, ...

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