Bloom to quit football if appeal fails

Updated: July 18, 2004, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- After his last legal defeat, Jeremy Bloom has given up on trying to get the courts to force the NCAA to let him play college football while collecting endorsement income as a professional skier.

One final appeal is pending, however. The University of Colorado Office of Compliance said it soon will ask the NCAA to grant a waiver to Bloom, a world champion freestyle skier who hopes to compete in the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

If he is denied again, ...

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