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Nothing stopping Williams now

Updated: February 25, 2005, 10:09 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The wait for Mike Williams must have been agonizing. A year ago the former USC receiving star contemplated whether to turn pro.

Reacting to the Maurice Clarett lawsuit, the NFL opened a short window for underclassmen to submit applications to turn pro. Williams submitted. He prepared. Then he waited. The wait hurt. The courts ruled against Clarett and killed Williams' chances to turn pro. Then the NCAA added the double whammy by not allowing him to return to Southern ...

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