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Clarett Fires Attorneys

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Updated: July 26, 2006, 10:35 AM ET
    Clarett fires attorneys two weeks before trial

    Associated Press

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two weeks before his trial on aggravated burglary and weapons charges, former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett does not have an attorney.

    In a single-paragraph letter Clarett wrote on July 20, he said he fired attorneys William Settina and Robert Krapenc. They filed a motion Monday saying they do not wish to continue as Clarett's lawyers, saying he has not paid their fees and is not cooperating in his own defense.

    Court documents do not list any other attorney for Clarett.

    Common Pleas Judge David S. Fais scheduled a hearing for Thursday morning to address the situation.

    Clarett, 22, turned himself in on Jan. 2 to face charges of flashing a gun and robbing two people in an alley behind a bar.

    As a freshman, Clarett scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime to lead Ohio State to the 2002 national championship, the school's first since 1968. But that was the last game he played for the Buckeyes.

    He sat out the 2003 season after being charged with misdemeanor falsification on a police report. After dropping out of school, he sued to be included in the 2004 NFL draft and lost in court.

    A surprise third-round pick in the 2005 draft, he was cut by the Denver Broncos during the preseason.

    He has been free on a recognizance bond since his indictment on Feb. 10. He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

    Edit...

    What a way to waste post #27K, with an article on Clarett.
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    But he's money..........
  3. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    Be sure to flush the toilet and wash your hands before returning to work. :rolleyes:
  4. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    I can't wait to see all the "we should bring him in and see what he's got" threads. What a total loser!
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Some how, I don't think that were going to see a whole lot of grass roots support from the "Clarrett is the best back to come out since LT" movement.

    Just a guess of course.

    ;)
  6. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    Man I hope not.
  7. TonyTone

    TonyTone New Member

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    I am holding my breathe...holding...holding...holdin...holdi

    ok done
  8. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    What an idiot.

    Makes me laugh to remember the incentive laden, low gaurenteed money contract he signed with the Broncos.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. Look how at the morons that still like Q and think he can do something in the NFL.
  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Clarett is just misunderstood...Everything is Ohio St's fault...Lets bring him in for a try out.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Ohio State was certainly an enabler; but to blame them fully is to be wrong.
  12. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Ohio St isn't at fault at all...Clarett's a idiot all on his own.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Ohio State took the turd to begin with and put him on the National Stage.
    That swelled his head and led to the rest of it. So YES OSU is partly - I mean PARTLY- to blame.
  14. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    :laugh1:
  15. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    They didn't know he was going to be a Idiot.

    You can say this about any college. You give a guy a Golden opportunity...Something that many guys would kill for and he screws it up and It's your fault? I don't think so.
  16. illone

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    This is correct. It isn't the schools fault. You can only do so much homework on a guy, and you can't predict the future. Clarett made his own bed now he gets to sleep in it.

    Oh what a shame, you mean a would-be, wannabe professional athlete has to take responsibility for something?

    Oh my what's the world coming to.:cool:
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If I recall correctly, Clarret had issues early on in his recruitment and even later as a freshman. OSU did there share of looking the other way on those issues. It was only when it became public that it really became a PR issue for OSU and that is really when things started changing. It happens in all big time programs but to say OSU is not partially responsible is not a true statement IMO. They are as responsible as any program. They are no more responsible, nor are they any less responsible. It is what it is. A business and Clarret was a bad investment.
  18. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Wow. From possible first round draft pick and a multi-million dollar signing bonus to possibly going to jail.

    Way to go Clarrett. I wonder who you sought your advice from.
  19. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :clap:
  20. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    This is what you call being greedy.

    The kid was on top of the world after OSU's national championship.

    Stay a few more years, play football, prove yourself, maybe even graduate and get a degree.

    But nnnnoooo. He's going to challenge the NFL and try to get in early.

    Then he loses, has to wait a year and then signs a no-guarantee, incentive-laden contract.

    He's out on his can with no money, has no degree and now, it seem, has no future (in terms of a professional football career).

    Sad. Very sad.

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