NFL asks Court of Appeals for stay in ruling

Updated: February 28, 2004, 2:42 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NFL made another attempt Friday to block the court ruling allowing Maurice Clarett into April's draft.

The league asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay of U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling earlier this month, citing "potentially tragic consequences" if it remains intact.

The stay would block Clarett -- and presumably USC wide receiver Mike Williams -- from entering the draft while the appeals court considers whether Scheindlin's ruling should ...

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