This is not cool. The NFL may be supported by the law, maybe, but I'm willing to bet there are enough fans out there to influence the NFL to let him and others play. It's weird to think that the current NFL players, who are protected by the collective bargaining agreement, are probably not overly anxious to invite a whole lot more competition for their positions.
The court opinion is harsh:
For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the district court is REVERSED and the case REMANDED with instructions to enter judgment in favor of the NFL. The order of the district court designating Clarett eligible to enter this year’s NFL draft is VACATED.
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