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Supreme Court next step for wanna-be draftee?

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

NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court has rejected running back Maurice Clarett's long-shot bid to get the court to reconsider his lawsuit challenging the NFL's eligibility rule for the draft.

Lawyers on both sides were told this week that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had rejected a request for a rare rehearing by all 11 judges. The former Ohio State player must now decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In May, a three-judge appeals panel said federal labor ...

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