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  • Clarett seeks early release from prison (Loser from OSU)

    06/19/2009 10:45:30 PM PDT · by Slump Tester · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Defiance Crescent News ^ | 6-20-2009 | AP
    COLUMBUS (AP) -- An Ohio prosecutor is opposing former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett's request for early release from prison to pursue an NFL career. Clarett says the sooner he can be released, the sooner he can make a comeback, possibly in the NFL. He says he's heard from teams while he's been in prison. But first, Clarett must overcome the objections of Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, who says the former Buckeyes standout hasn't made a strong case to be released so early in his prison term. On Thursday, O'Brien asked Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio...
  • Ex-OSU Buckeye Clarett Wanted On Robbery Charges

    01/01/2006 7:25:33 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 70 replies · 1,533+ views
    nbc ^ | 01/01/06
    Former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett is wanted on two counts of aggravated robbery following an incident that took place early Sunday, police said. According to a report issued by the Columbus Division of Police, Maurice E. Clarett approached two people who were standing in an alley at the rear of the Opium Lounge, located at 346 South High St. Police allege that Clarett, 22, demanded property from a 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman "with a handgun in his presence then got into a white SUV with two other unknown suspects and sped away." Neither victim was hurt, police...
  • Report: Smith Used Booster Money To Pay Clarett's Phone Bill (More Crap at Ohio State)

    01/11/2005 8:28:40 AM PST · by Columbus Dawg · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 11, 2005 | Bruce Hooley
    Columbus- Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith accepted cash from an OSU booster last spring to pay overdue charges for a cellular telephone his mother obtained for former OSU tailback Maurice Clarett. Multiple sources, both at OSU and close to Smith, confirmed that scenario, which led to Smith's suspension from the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 20. Smith declined to comment Monday night, as did his mother, Tracy Smith. Robert Q. Baker, the booster who gave Smith the undetermined amount of cash, did not return a telephone message left at his home in Springfield. OSU Athletic Director Andy Geiger cited federal student...
  • [OSU running back] Clarett loses in Supreme Court

    04/23/2004 7:15:57 AM PDT · by tdadams · 19 replies · 216+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 23, 2004 | Brad Biggs
    Maurice Clarett's challenge of the NFL's eligibility rule was rejected twice by the Supreme Court on Thursday, meaning the Bears won't have USC wide receiver Mike Williams to consider with their first-round draft pick Saturday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she saw no reason to overturn a lower court's stay that prevents Clarett from being eligible for the draft because the Ohio State running back has not been out of high school three years. His second appeal to Justice John Paul Stevens also was denied. That means Williams, who has been at USC only two seasons but already holds numerous...
  • Judge Rules in Favor of Clarett

    02/05/2004 10:11:42 AM PST · by smith288 · 79 replies · 1,216+ views ^ | 2/5/2004 | By Staff
    Maurice Clarett (Getty Images) Judge Rules In Favor Of Clarett By Staff  Date: Feb 5, 2004 U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin has ruled that the NFL Draft rule regarding early entry violates anti-trust laws and has ordered the NFL to allow Maurice Clarett into this year's NFL draft. The AP reports that U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin has ruled in favor of Maurice Clarett in his case against the NFL and that the NFL must allow him to enter this year's draft. Clarett brought a suit against the NFL, asking that its rule requiring a player to...
  • Ohio State's Clarett Flunking Two Classes, Including Phys. Ed. (Caught Sleeping in Class)

    11/08/2003 11:10:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 321+ views College Football Saturday, November 8, 2003 Clarett caught sleeping during class -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- news services COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett is flunking two classes, including a physical education course, according to two letters obtained by the Columbus Dispatch Friday. Clarett has been warned that his failing or withdrawing from the classes would make it harder for him to be reinstated. A letter by athletic director Andy Geiger said an African American studies professor had forbidden Clarett from returning to her class after he missed at least five sessions and slept during others. In another letter,...
  • For Clarett, It's a Bad Move

    09/25/2003 1:30:55 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 108+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003 | By Michael Wilbon
    <p>This question was put to Kellen Winslow, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, on the topic of Maurice Clarett and whether he should legally challenge the NFL draft eligibility rule. Suppose Kellen Jr., a tight end phenom at the University of Miami, had come home after his freshman year and said, "Dad, I want to challenge the draft eligibility rule and go to the NFL."</p>
  • Lesson plan: Clarett should not view Grambling as a shortcut to athletic riches

    09/19/2003 10:08:32 AM PDT · by ABG(anybody but Gore) · 9 replies · 189+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9-17-03 | Roy S. Johnson
    <p>They would come from all spheres of success, gathering whenever the tie that binds them was -- or was in danger of -- being demeaned. They are corporate executives, artists, politicians, writers and moguls, and all attended one of the nation's nearly 100 public and private historically black colleges and universities. You've heard of some of them: Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State) and Vernon Jordan (law degree from Howard), Branford Marsalis (Southern) and director Spike Lee (Morehouse), writer Alice Walker (Spelman) and poet Nikki Giovanni (Fisk).</p>
  • Clarett faces indefinite suspension (NC stripped from OSU?)

    09/09/2003 5:44:39 AM PDT · by smith288 · 67 replies · 416+ views
    WBNS 10TV ^ | 9/9/2003 | WBNS
    Clarett faces indefinite suspension Is Maurice Clarett's OSU career over? Staff Report WBNS-10TV EYEWITNESS NEWS © 2002 WBNS-TV, Inc. New information is coming to light in the investigation of Ohio State University running back Maurice Clarett. The university might not seek Clarett's reinstatement from the NCAA, as reports of him receiving extra benefits begin to surface. 10TV has learned that OSU tailback Maurice Clarett faces an indefinite suspension following an investigation into his finances, and other potential violations of NCAA bylaws. In addition, WJW-TV in Cleveland reports that the investigation is complete and that OSU will make its recommendation...
  • Report: NCAA Suspends Clarett

    08/22/2003 12:47:07 PM PDT · by NittanyLion · 95 replies · 315+ views ^ | 08/22/03 | Unknown
    Report: NCAA Suspends Clarett Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has received a multiple-game suspension from the NCAA, Columbus' WBNS-TV is reporting. The Columbus Dispatch reports he could be out for six or more games.
  • Clarett angered at decision forcing him to miss funeral [Ohio St. star frets about poor & homeless]

    12/30/2002 12:44:24 PM PST · by willieroe · 90 replies · 398+ views ^ | Dec. 30, 2002 | AP
    PHOENIX -- Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett, upset over missing the funeral of a lifelong friend, said Monday that colleges care more about football than they do about life. Speaking before the No. 2-ranked Buckeyes' showdown for the national title against Miami in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday, Clarett said Ohio State "gave him the runaround" and "told me it was a (NCAA) compliance issue" when he asked to fly home for the service Monday. "They didn't really give me an answer to the question," he said of university officials. "I guess football's more important than a person's life to...