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Clarett had challenged the NFL draft rules

Updated: April 4, 2005, 2:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined to consider the appeal of Maurice Clarett, the former Ohio State running back who challenged the eligibility rules of the NFL draft.

The justices on Monday, without comment, let stand a lower court ruling that said federal labor law allows NFL teams to set rules for when players can enter the league.

Clarett was two years out of high school when he sued the NFL, contending the league rule requiring that a player be at least three years ...

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