MIAMI Forty years ago, the Miami Dolphins beat Washington in Super Bowl VII to conclude a perfect season. Now, a key player from that team might be heading to Washington to have his say before the Supreme Court.
Mercury Morris, a running back who gained 1,000 yards in 1972, recently learned the suit he has filed regarding NFL retirement benefits had reached the first stage of the high court. After the case is evaluated by the Supreme Court on Jan. 4, he is expected to find out Jan. 7 whether Eugene Morris v. National Football League Retirement Board will be heard before the 2012-13 term ends next fall.
The Miami Dolphins were the first perfect team, said Morris, 65, in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. Im going into this like Im still just 16-0 and Ive got another game to play. And I expect to win. (Morris and the 17-0 Dolphins will have their 40th reunion this weekend in conjunction with Miami playing host to Jacksonville.)
Morris, who played for the Dolphins from 1969-75 b...