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Cush 04-22-2004 03:34 PM

ESPN News: Supreme Court Rejects Clarett's appeal
 
talking about it on ESPN News.

also: Mike Williams withdraws his appeal/case

Jamaican'Skin 04-22-2004 05:44 PM

So how will this affect the draft? Will it put us at an advantage or a disadvantage?

Cush 04-22-2004 05:46 PM

Clarett was expected to go in the 2nd or 3rd round, so it really doesn't have any impact.

SmootSmack 04-22-2004 05:51 PM

This is probably a dumb question but could an NFL team rule circumvent this ruling by signing Clarett as a free agent and maybe sending him to NFL Europe, for example ,this summer then maybe putting him on the practice squad?

Jamaican'Skin 04-22-2004 06:01 PM

Well I really wasn't talking about Clarett, I was thinking more of Mike Williams.

skinsfanthru&thru 04-22-2004 06:56 PM

[QUOTE=smootsmack]This is probably a dumb question but could an NFL team rule circumvent this ruling by signing Clarett as a free agent and maybe sending him to NFL Europe, for example ,this summer then maybe putting him on the practice squad?[/QUOTE]

i'm pretty sure he'd still have to qualify for the 3 years out of high school rule. does anyone know when that'd be for him? if so i could see the raiders r buccaneers possibly doing it.

Gmanc711 04-22-2004 07:23 PM

He will have been out of high school for three years next year. Hes a true sophmore right now, so next " Season " would have been his Jr. Season, making him him eligable.

azskinsfan2 04-22-2004 08:55 PM

Clarett totally screwed up in college and now he's having to pay for it. I hope Williams gets his eligibility back, even though he's an enemy in the Pac 10. He doesn't deserve to get screwed.

sportscurmudgeon 04-22-2004 09:33 PM

There is a rumor that Al Davis will draft Mike Williams in the final round of the draft and then Davis will sue the NFL to get the rule declared out of bounds.

This would not be the first time Davis has sued the league. In fact, Davis has probably sued everyone on the planet directly or indriectly at one time or another.

skinsfanthru&thru 04-23-2004 01:47 AM

[QUOTE=sportscurmudgeon]There is a rumor that Al Davis will draft Mike Williams in the final round of the draft and then Davis will sue the NFL to get the rule declared out of bounds.

This would not be the first time Davis has sued the league. In fact, Davis has probably sued everyone on the planet directly or indriectly at one time or another.[/QUOTE]

how could he draft someone who's not a valid choice? that's like saying u want to draft your best friend or the beer guy or something, lol. doesn't a draft hopeful have to be somehow recognized by the nfl as a participant for him to be chosen?

Gmanc711 04-23-2004 07:05 AM

Was Drew Henson a valid choice when the Texans took him last year? I'm pretty sure he wasent at that point.

Daseal 04-23-2004 07:19 AM

Clarette will be eligible for the NFL in December. I'm guessing a team could pick him up as a free agent then.

BleedBurgundy 04-23-2004 07:29 AM

The supreme court just denied the appeal of the stay, right? So, Clarett and Williams will not be in the main draft, but could win the case eventually and be put in a supplemental draft.

JoeRedskin 04-23-2004 08:14 AM

[QUOTE=Daseal]Clarette will be eligible for the NFL in December. I'm guessing a team could pick him up as a free agent then.[/QUOTE]

I wonder. How long must you be out of school/how old must you be before you can enter the NFL w/out be subjected to the draft?

Must all first year players be subject to drafting (either in the regular or in a supplemental draft) before be allowed to choose your team as a free agent? I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case.

sportscurmudgeon 04-23-2004 11:28 AM

I suspect that any team is allowed to draft anyone they want to draft. The NFL would not allow him to sign and play under current rules, but if you want to draft a 6 year old kid, I doubt the league would stop you from drafting him - or her.

Clarett will be eligible for the NFL in December because he graduated from high school in December three years ago. If he prevails in the appeals court and the league cannot get the Supreme Court to hear the case or if Clarett prevails in the Supreme Court this year (not likely the high court could get it on the docket and decided this year but one never knows), then Clarett could be in s Supplemental Draft. The NFL said that it would have such a draft withing 10 days of losing in court.


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