Judge hopes to wrap up Clarett case by Feb. 1

Updated: October 1, 2003, 3:57 AM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lawyers for Maurice Clarett and the NFL met in New York on Tuesday, with the judge saying she hoped to rule by Feb. 1 on the suspended Ohio State tailback's lawsuit against the league.

Clarett is challenging the NFL's rule that a player must be out of high school three years to be eligible for the draft.

Clarett's attorney, Alan C. Milstein, said Tuesday the two sides set a timeline for legal briefs to be filed during a conference with the judge in open court.

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