Originally Posted by SassyTexan
Mike Williams got a raw deal. He was lead astray by the NFL into believing he could go into the draft and so deserves to be allowed back into school.
He should be allowed back to college because he played by the rules presented to him the entire time--the rules just kept changing. The NFL did not lead him astray however--they maintained consistantly that they were opposing an alteration of the three year rule and would pursue all available appeals to maintain the rule. Where Williams got hurt was by the trial judge not granting stay of her ruling pending the NFL's appeal--a stay would have allowed him to never be in this situation because he could have just waited on the court of appeals' ruling before hiring an agent.