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Decision now in hands of Supreme Court

Updated: April 22, 2004, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The NFL urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to keep Maurice Clarett out of this weekend's draft because the dispute over his eligibility is unsettled.

Saying a team picking Clarett would be left with nothing if he ultimately is barred from the pros this season, the league said the former Ohio State running back could enter a supplemental draft if allowed into the NFL.

Clarett, 20, asked the court this week to require the NFL to let him in the draft despite a lower court ...

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