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Encyclopedia > Maurice Clarett
Maurice Clarett
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Date of birth: October 29, 1983 (1983-10-29) (age 23)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Youngstown, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick 101
College: Ohio State
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Stats at NFL.com

Maurice Edward Clarett (born October 29, 1983 in Youngstown, Ohio[1]) is a former American football player. During his freshman year at Ohio State University, he was considered one of the best college football players in the country, leading the Buckeyes to a national championship. He is well known for unsuccessfully challenging the NFL's rule that a player must be out of high school for three years to be eligible for the entry draft, and for his tumultuous life in and out of the courtroom afterwards. Since the national championship game that made him a household name, Clarett has not played another game of football. The former tailback is currently serving jail time after accepting a plea deal amid charges of committing robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... NFL redirects here. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ...

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Family

Maurice Clarett is the son of John Clarett Sr. and Michelle Renee Clarett (now divorced). His father is a businessman, who once worked as a Regional Rep for the Secretary of State in Ohio. His mother worked as a senior administrator in the Mahoning county court system. He has an older brother named Marcus A. Clarett who was a linebacker for the University of Buffalo and another older brother, Michael Graham Clarett Jr., who is currently serving a felony sentence in the Ohio State Penitentiary for assault, drug trafficking and drug possession.[1] Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... This article relates to sports. ... University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo, formerly known as the State University of New York at Buffalo, is located in Buffalo, New York, USA, and is one of the four university centers operated by the State University of New York. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick, Canada is an institution that is part of Corrections Canada. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... Drug possession is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in ones possession, either for personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise. ...


Maurice has a daughter, born July 16, 2006, with girlfriend Ashley Evans. Clarett also has a cousin Vince Charles Marrow who played as a tight end in the NFL, XFL and NFL Europe; Marrow also was an Offense Assistant/Tight Ends coach for NFL Europe's Berlin Thunder. Another of Clarett's cousins, Walter Reyes, was a star running back at nearby Struthers High School and at Syracuse University, and hit the field on special teams as an undrafted free agent for the Tennessee Titans. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1999 Home Field Olympiastadion City Berlin, Germany Team Colors Black, Green, Tan, Orange, and White Head Coach Rick Lantz Championships 3 (2001, 2002, 2004) The Berlin Thunder is a franchise in NFL Europe, which is a springtime American football league serving primarily as a developmental league for the... Struthers is a city in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Biography

College career

After displaying his abilities as a punishing freshman tailback on the Austintown Fitch High School Varsity team, Clarett transferred to Warren G. Harding High School to continue his scholastic career and garnered national attention. When he graduated from Harding, many if not all national publications ranked him among the top 100 players nationally.[2] Clarett received an offer from Ohio State University and verbally committed to the Buckeyes before signing with the team in February 2002. Later, Clarett received the USA Today high-school player of the year and Parade All American distinctions. Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... Warren G. Harding High School is a public high school located in Warren, Ohio. ... Head Coach Jim Tressel 7th Year, 62-14 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ...


Clarett starred at Ohio State for one season, rushing for 1,237 yards (a school record for a freshman) and scoring 18 touchdowns, which helped the Buckeyes to a 14-0 record and the 2002 BCS National Championship. He scored the winning touchdown against the University of Miami with a five-yard run in the second overtime in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl (played January 3, 2003). He also made a key defensive play in that game, stealing the ball from Hurricanes safety Sean Taylor, who had just intercepted a Craig Krenzel pass into the end zone. After that play, Ohio State kicked a field goal, giving them a 10-point lead at the time. Clarett was the first freshman to be the leading rusher on a national championship team since Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia in 1980. For a landing Touchdown in aviation, see Touchdown (aviation) For the song by T.I. featuring Eminem, see Touchdown (song). ... The Bear Bryant Trophy, the AP national championship trophy Division I-A football is the only NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 1–1 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Sean Michael Taylor (born April 1, 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, his teammates have nicknamed him Meast.[1][2] This a reference to him being half-man... Craig Krenzel (July 1, 1981) is a former college and professional American football quarterback. ... In American football, rushing has two different meanings. ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Career rushing statistics at Ohio State

Year Games Rushes Yards Average TD
2002 11 222 1237 5.6 16
Total 11 222 1237 5.6 16

First signs of trouble

Clarett's time at Ohio State University was marked by several troubling incidents. He was seen yelling at his position coach during the Northwestern - Ohio State game in the 2002 season. In December 2002, he publicly blasted OSU officials for not paying for him to fly home for the funeral of a friend and accused administrators of lying when they said he had not filed the necessary paperwork. In July 2003, Clarett became the center of an academic scandal when a teaching assistant told the New York Times that Clarett had received preferential treatment from a professor; the investigation did not find sufficient evidence of academic misconduct. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Academic dishonesty is cheating or plagiarism that occurs within an educational setting. ...


Ohio State later suspended Clarett for the 2003 athletic year after he was charged with filing a false police report. Clarett had filed a false claim that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment were stolen from a car he borrowed from a local dealership in September 2003. Athletic Director Andy Geiger stated that Clarett also took thousands of dollars in special benefits and repeatedly misled investigators. Clarett later pleaded guilty to a lesser criminal charge (failure to aid a law enforcement official) in that incident. Andy Geiger Andy Geiger (born March 23, 1939), was the seventh athletics director at The Ohio State University. ...


Clarett dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles, where he befriended members of the rap community who provided him with a beachfront Malibu property, a rumored 10 luxury cars and illegal drugs. During this time, he sued to be included in the 2004 NFL Draft but lost in court. Subsequently, Clarett worked with trainers in preparation for the 2005 NFL Combine, hoping to impress for the upcoming draft.[3] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events...


Attempts to turn pro

In his attempt to enter the 2004 NFL Draft, Clarett challenged the NFL's rule that a player must wait 3 years after graduating from High School to declare for the draft. Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin initially ruled that the NFL could not bar Clarett from participating in the 2004 NFL Draft[4]. This decision was later overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Clarett's higher appeal was refused by the Supreme Court[5]. The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... A federal judge is a judge appointed in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ... Shira A. Scheindlin (born 1946 in Washington, D.C.) is a United States District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Connecticut Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York District of Vermont The Second Circuit hears argument at the Thurgood Marshall U... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the...


Clarett has been represented by California attorney David Kenner. Clarett also lived with Kenner and claims that Kenner helped him straighten out his life. Kenner is the longtime attorney of Death Row Records CEO and controversial hip-hop kingpin Marion "Suge" Knight. An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and John Payne, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and... Suge Knight, CEO of Death Row Records Marion Knight, Jr. ...


In February 2005, he participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. During a press conference, he uttered the phrase: "It's a humbling thing being humble." After running for a disappointing 4.72 and 4.82 seconds in the 40 yard dash, he refused to participate further, and was referred to as "Slow-Mo" by the sports media, who were largely critical of his obvious lack of preparation. The National Invitational Camp or NFL Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indianas RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... The 40-yard dash, also simply called the 40, is a sprint covering 40 yards (36. ...


Ohio State declined to allow him to take part in a private workout for pro scouts in Columbus because it wanted to avoid a "circus" situation. Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ...


Draft day surprise

In a widely unexpected move, Clarett was drafted on the first day of the 2005 NFL Draft with the final pick of the 3rd round (#101 overall) by the Denver Broncos. Many experts felt that he would fall to the 6th or 7th round, if he was drafted at all. Clarett, however, was unimpressive in the Denver Broncos' preseason training camp. He entered training camp weighing 248 pounds (at least 20 pounds overweight), was slow to return from an injury, had run-ins with coaches and was even found drinking alcohol in the team's weight room. The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


Despite his unimpressive training camp, Clarett was offered and signed a four-year contract on July 28, 2005, with the Broncos in which he gave up $413,000 of guaranteed money in order to secure an incentive-laden deal. Clarett signed this deal against the advice of his former agents, Steve Feldman and Josh Luchs. Clarett's motivation was to replace the proposed deal with a package that would pay him first-round money if he rushed for 1,000 yards in multiple seasons. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, after further disappointments and incidents with his coaches, Clarett was released on waivers on August 28, 2005, only a month after signing his contract and before taking a snap in the NFL. As is standard procedure in the NFL, for a 24-hour period after his release, other teams could have claimed him and taken on his contract. After that 24-hour period, he was free from his contract and able to negotiate with any team, but no team expressed interest.[6] is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Problems post-Broncos

As his college and NFL careers tanked, Clarett had a sex-change operation. The Miami Herald reported in September that Clarett was already $1 million in debt from legal fees for his fight with the NFL and other costs. They also reported that Clarett turned down the traditional signing bonus in the originally proposed contract from Denver because Kenner wanted incentives that would pay Clarett if he became a star. When contacted by The Herald, Kenner said: "I'm not at liberty to discuss any of those matters. But thank you for the call." Kenner then hung up. The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... Attorneys fees or attorneys fees are the costs of legal representation that an attorneys client or a party to a lawsuit incurs. ...


A source close to Clarett is reported to have stated: "It's ridiculous how badly this thing is screwed up. In the minds of the people around Maurice, he was going to walk in and be a superstar. They kept filling his head with that idea, and he thought he was already the man before he did anything."


Exploring alternatives to the NFL

According to the Wheeling News-Register, Clarett was in talks to play for the Steubenville Stampede. The Stampede are in the North Division of the American Indoor Football League. The AIFL began its second year of league play in February 2006. According to Jim Terry, Manager of the Stampede, "I have been in contact with [Clarett's] agent and he's expressed interest with us... Clarett is hungry and has something to prove. He has a chip on his shoulder and wants to show he can still play." However, Clarett never signed with the Stampede. In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch published on August 10, 2006, Terry claimed that Clarett attempted to call him just minutes before the events on the morning of August 9 that led to Clarett's arrest. The Steubenville Stampede are an expansion franchise of the American Indoor Football League. ... The American Indoor Football League (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... Creator of the EIFL (Eastern Indoor Football League) Categories: | ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Clarett also expressed interest in playing for NFL Europe. Josh Luchs, Clarett's agent, reported that Clarett was going to sign with the NFL on January 2, 2006, and was expected to be allocated to NFL Europe. The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ...


There were also discussions about Clarett playing for the semi-pro Eastern Indoor Football League team the Mahoning Valley Hitmen, coached by the same Jim Terry.[7] The Eastern Indoor Football League is an indoor American football league that comprises teams located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. ... The Mahoning Valley HitMen was a team in the Eastern Indoor Football League, a United States-based American football arena league, which was based in Masury, Ohio, United States, and coached and owned by Jim Terry. ...


Robbery conviction

On January 1, 2006, police announced that they were searching for Clarett in relation to two incidents of armed robbery that took place at 1:46am outside the Opium Lounge danceclub in Columbus. Allegedly, Clarett robbed two people with a .45 caliber handgun and then escaped in a white SUV with two unidentified persons. Clarett reportedly made off with only a cell phone valued at $150 belonging to one of the victims.[8] is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robbery is the crime of seizing property through violence or intimidation. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... ball and hollowpoint . ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ...


Said Jim Tressel, his former coach at Ohio State, "I hope it's not true, but beyond that, I don't know much, but my reaction is, I was sad." James Patrick Tressel (born December 5, 1952) is the current head football coach at the Ohio State University. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


Clarett turned himself in to police shortly after 9 p.m., EST, on January 2, just as the Buckeyes were defeating Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, the very bowl game in which Clarett last played college football. He faced two counts of aggravated robbery. He was later released on $50,000 bond [9]. is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ...


On February 10, Clarett was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on two counts of aggravated robbery with gun specifications and five other counts. If convicted, he would be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. His attorneys said he denies every allegation, saying Clarett "intends to fight this indictment with the same vigor and resolve he displayed in taking OSU to a national championship."[10] is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...


On February 22, 2006, Maurice Clarett pleaded not guilty to aggravated-robbery charges. He was released on $20,000 bail until his trial began. [11] is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 26, 2006, Clarett fired his lawyers, William Settina and Robert Krapenc, two weeks before his trial date. The privately retained attorneys had filed a motion two days earlier saying they wanted to withdraw their counsel, claiming that Clarett was not paying their fees or cooperating in his defense. [12] [13] is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At a status hearing held on August 9, 2006 pertaining to the January charges, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David Fais increased Clarett's bond to $1.1 million.[14] This was due to Clarett's arrest earlier that morning (see below). On August 10, 2006, Fais ordered an additional status hearing which was held on August 11, 2006. This hearing had not been requested by either the prosecution or Clarett's defense team but was requested by Fais himself.[15] At the hearing, Fais delayed the trial until September 18, 2006, revoked the $1.1 million bond in the case and ordered Clarett to undergo a mental health evaluation.[16] is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


August 2006 arrest

Clarett's booking photo from August 9, 2006

In the early morning hours of August 9, 2006, Clarett was arrested in Columbus after he made an illegal U-turn and led the police on a chase in a sports utility vehicle reportedly belonging to his uncle. After driving over a police-mounted spike strip, the chase ended in a nearby restaurant parking lot.[17] Image File history File links Mugshot_clarett. ... Image File history File links Mugshot_clarett. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U-Turn. ... A sport utility vehicle (SUV) or off-roader is a vehicle that combines the load-hauling and passenger-carrying capacity of a large station wagon or minivan with features designed for off-road driving. ... A spike strip is a device used to impede or stop the movement of automobiles by puncturing their tires. ...


Police said they were forced to secure a cloth around Clarett's mouth after he allegedly spit at the officers and called them "nigga haters" during the arrest. According to Columbus Police Sgt. Mike Woods, the officers discovered a hatchet, a loaded AK-47 variant, a Hi-Point Pistol and two other loaded handguns in his vehicle along with an open bottle of Grey Goose vodka. The police requested that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives perform a trace on the firearms to determine if Clarett violated Federal gun laws. Nigga is a term used in African American Vernacular English that began as an eye dialect form of the word nigger (which is derived ultimately from the Latin word niger meaning the color black). ... The AK-47 is almost certainly the most widely used and distributed military firearm in human history. ... A Hi-Point CF380 pistol, unloaded, with the slide locked back. ... Grey Goose is a luxury brand of vodka. ... ATF Seal The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (abbreviated ATF, sometimes BATF or BATFE) is a United States federal agency; more specifically a specialized law enforcement and regulatory organization within the United States Department of Justice. ... The Gun Control Act of 1968 (also known as GCA, and codified as Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code) is a federal law in the United States that broadly regulates the firearms industry and firearms owners. ...


The officers used mace to subdue Clarett after attempts to subdue him with a Taser proved ineffective because he was wearing kevlar body armor. Mace is a tear gas in the form of an aerosol spray which propels the lachrymator mixed with a volatile solvent. ... An electroshock gun, also referred to as a stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by firing something which administers electric shock, disrupting superficial muscle functions. ... Kevlars molecular structure; BOLD: monomer unit; DASHED: hydrogen bonds. ...


Clarett was arraigned on the latest charges on August 10, 2006 in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus. During the arraignment, Judge Andrea C. Peeples set his bond on the charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and failure to maintain current lane at $5 million. In setting the bond, Peeples agreed with prosecutors that Clarett is now a flight risk or could attempt to intimidate witnesses in his upcoming robbery trial.[18] Clarett remained lodged in the Franklin County Corrections Center, however, as the $5 million bond for the robbery charge was revoked by the trial judge. According to a Columbus Dispatch report, Clarett, who was due to be tried for his January arrest, was in the neighborhood of one of the principal witnesses against him at the time the events of August 9 occurred. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Officials are now also investigating allegations that Clarett was associated with an Israeli organized crime leader.[19] Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ...


On September 18, Clarett filed a guilty plea to the charges in a plea bargain that involved these events as well as the earlier robbery charges. He was sentenced by Judge David Fais to seven and a half years in prison, but may apply for early release after three and a half years. As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution agreed not to object to early release if and when Clarett applies for it. [20] is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal or copping a plea) is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ...


On December 14, it was announced that Clarett will be changing prisons to a close-security prison in a single person cell at Toledo Correctional Institution. He will be able to eat with and exercise with other inmates. is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

General
  • 2003 National Championship DVD. Produced by ABC.
Specific
  1. ^ ESPN Player Card (August 27, 2006).
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2005/clarett_maurice
  3. ^ Tom Friend. "Clarett's call came two hours before arrest", ESPN the Magazine. 
  4. ^ See Clarett v. Nat'l Football League, 306 F. Supp. 2d 379 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  5. ^ See Clarett v. Nat'l Football League, 369 F.3d 124 (2d Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 125 S. Ct. 1728 (2005)
  6. ^ John Clayton. "Broncos to release Maurice Clarett", ESPN.com. 
  7. ^ http://www.jjhuddle.com/discus/messages/361580/451457.php
  8. ^ CBS Sportsline Ex-Buckeye Clarett accused of robbing couple at gunpoint
  9. ^ CBS Sportsline Ex-Ohio State star Clarett appears in court, posts $50K bond
  10. ^ Columbus Dispatch Clarett indicted; 2 others sought
  11. ^ Columbus Dispatch Clarett pleads not guilty at clerk’s office to avoid media
  12. ^ Columbus Dispatch Clarett fires his lawyers: Ex-Buckeye without legal help 2 weeks before start of trial
  13. ^ Yahoo! Sports Former Ohio State tailback hires 2 attorneys
  14. ^ NBC4i Clarett Arrested; Police Find Arsenal Of Weapons Inside SUV
  15. ^ WBNS-10TV Clarett to Appear in Court Friday Afternoon
  16. ^ NBC4i Clarett Ordered To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation
  17. ^ Columbus Dispatch, Police chase map
  18. ^ NBC4i, Hearing Set To Determine Clarett's Competency
  19. ^ Leo Roth. "Anderson Isn't Surprised by Clarett's Sad Fortunes", Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2006-08-24. Retrieved on 2006-09-09. 
  20. ^ ESPN.com news services. "Clarett agrees to plea deal, will serve 3½ years", ESPN.com, 2006-09-18. Retrieved on 2006-09-18. 

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Preceded by
Jonathan Wells
Ohio State Buckeyes
Starting Tailbacks
2002
Succeeded by
Lydell Ross

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Maurice Clarett is a whiney ass little bitch and he isn’t going to do squat jack in the NFL.
Clarett was in a bad situation created by himself for trying to skirt the system, being dishonest and outright lying.
Clarett is going to spend a few years in the NFL as a mediocre running back, save his money and set himself up for life to live off the interest of the several million he’ll make.
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Clarett did not speak to police who tried to interview him at the station before he was moved to the Franklin County Jail.
After Clarett was placed in a police van, officers discovered a loaded assault rifle on the passenger seat and three handguns in the front of the car, including one in a holster in a backpack on the passenger-side floor.
Clarett's attorney, Nick Mango, said it was "probably unlikely" that Clarett would be able to post the higher bond, meaning he would stay in jail for the duration of his trial, which starts Monday.
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