A lawsuit filed by the National Football League against its insurance company, which seeks reimbursement for the nearly $1 million the NFL spent defending itself against the antitrust suit filed by running back Maurice Clarett, will go forward following an Appellate Division, 1st Department, reversal Tuesday.

In the underlying suit, the Ohio State star freshman alleged that the NFL’s draft eligibility rules — which exclude players who have not completed at least three years of college (or are at least three years removed from high school graduation) — violate the Sherman and Clayton acts.

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