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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Judge Denies Motion for Stay in Clarett Case: The Associated Press reports that Judge Scheindlin denied the NFL's motion for a stay of her ruling, saying that the league would not suffer "irreparable harm" if underclassmen are allowed to declare for this year's draft. Judge Scheindlin also defended her ruling, saying that it was based on law established decades ago. In addition, she echoed this post in saying that if the ruling is stayed until after this year's draft, Clarett's lawsuit will become moot.

Not surprisingly, the NFL will appeal to the 2nd Circuit, which could still issue a stay prior to the draft. You can read more on the motion for a stay in this earlier post.

Update: You can read the court's denial of the stay here. Thanks to How Appealing for the pointer.