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Clarett - You can't fix stupid

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jackrussell, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    Local television reports this morning report Maurice Clarett was arrested, again, possesion of 4 loaded guns. He tusseled with police after a routine traffic stop.

    NO LINK- JUST ANNOUNCED LOCALLY 5:30AM

    Look up stupid in the dictionary, and here's what you find..........[IMG]
  2. TheBeheader31

    TheBeheader31 New Member

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    and supposedly he was wearing a bullet proof vest as well. Sounds like he was going in to battle doesn't it?
  3. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    and there were dozens of people in this forum who thought he was worth the risk and hoped we'd draft him :rolleyes:

    David
  4. mbanx

    mbanx New Member

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    Think he is wishing now he would have signed that contract w/ some garaunteed money these days? :laugh2:
  5. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

    what a moron.
    There are literally tens of thousands of guys out there that have crazy athletic talent but only a handful of them can "handle their business" as my old coach used to say. I remember and old Sports Illustrated cover article in the late 90s talking about Booger Smith "king of the Streets." Apparently, he is a great basketball player in NYC that no one can guard. But like ten thousand other dudes, can't stay away from drugs, guns, and general trouble, which is why he blew several chances with colleges that recruited him.
    Some guys just need a dad to whip their butts, check their egos from time to time, and keep their heads on straight. I think Clarett's behavior is a pretty good example of that.
  6. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I remember that, there were a whole bunch of people who wanted us to take a chance on him because his kind of talent doesn't come along very often. Thank God for that!

    Losers are losers regardless of how much 'talent' they might have.
  7. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    One wanted us to draft him in the second round.


    I swear, you could slap some people across the face with a cactus and they still wouldn't know it has thorns on it.
  8. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    One word......WASTE
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I would love for some of the clarett homers to have the guts to come out and admit how wrong they were. Not going to happen though.
  10. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    I will admit that I was convinced that Cade McNown would be a great QB in the NFL. It's the UCLA homer in me I guess.

    I was hoping we would move up to take him in 1999 but we didn't and boy am I ever glad now!

    As for Clarett, I never wanted him and knew he would be a major bust.
  11. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    I agree. This is a pretty sad story actually.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    :lmao:
  13. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    ESPN.com story - My God this dude is an idiot. Example A of how you can throw away such a talent.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2544230&name=FPT-2544230-080909&srvc=sz

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett was arrested early Wednesday after a highway chase that ended with police using Mace on the former Ohio State running back and finding four loaded guns in his truck, a police spokesman said.

    Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the former Fiesta Bowl star was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Sgt. Michael Woods said.

    "It took several officers to get him handcuffed," Woods said. "Even after he was placed in the paddy wagon, he was still kicking at the doors and being a problem for the officers."

    Police planned to charge him with carrying concealed weapons and other counts, Woods said. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed, then was moved to the Franklin County Jail.

    Wearing tan jail-issue clothes, he talked on the telephone in the booking area, separated from reporters by a window. He was to be held at the jail at least until an arraignment Thursday morning, unless his attorneys work out an agreement for his release, police said.

    Clarett made an illegal U-turn on the city's east side and failed to stop when officers, in a cruiser with lights flashing, tried to pull him over, Woods said.

    Police were pursuing Clarett on eastbound Interstate 70 when he darted across the median and began heading west. Clarett drove over a spike strip that was placed on the highway, flattening the driver's side tires of the SUV, Woods said.

    Clarett exited the highway and pulled into a restaurant parking lot, where officers removed him from the SUV after he failed to obey numerous orders to exit the vehicle, Woods said.

    After Clarett was placed in a police van, officers discovered a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of the vehicle, Woods said.

    Woods said he did not know where Clarett got the guns or why he had them, and that federal authorities plan to trace their ownership.

    Clarett, 22, is currently awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a separate case. Authorities said he was identified by witnesses as the person who flashed a gun and robbed two people in an alley behind the Opium Lounge in the early hours of Jan. 1.

    Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday morning for Clarett's attorneys in that case, Nick Mango and Michael Hoague.

    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 the freshman played for Ohio State. He sat out the 2003 season after being charged with misdemeanor falsification on a police report, then dropped 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.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I was scared to death we were going to draft this schmuck. I am so glad we didn't.
  15. MossBurner

    MossBurner New Member

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    I wish someone would have the guts to criticize Shanahan for drafting this loser. I can't stand that overrated POS. He gets a free pass for every dumb move he ever makes.
  16. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    Those spike strips are cool and very effective. Imagine what the officers thought when they tried the stun gun and found the kid's wearing a bullet proof vest so it wouldn't work!:lmao:
  17. MossBurner

    MossBurner New Member

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    Um...isn't there a new cactus wearing a star? :rolleyes:
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I say sign him... now... for the league minimum...

    Minus his legal fees of course...
  19. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Uh, a cactus is a plant that grows in the desert southwest. It has a lot of thorns. Thorns are painful when they stick in you.

    Rack pointed out that there was a poster here, remains nameless, who wanted to Draft Clarett in the 2nd round. He then used the analogy of slapping someone in the mouth with a cactus and they would still be unaware.

    He made no analogies to a person or player. If you want to take cheap shots at a Cowboys player at least don't be stupid about it. That reply was so lame it really warrants a bullet to put it out of its misery.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    TO at least has proven he can play very well in the NFL.

    Clarett didn't. He barely proved he could play in college. He played well in his one season, but one season doesn't prove anything. Especially when he didn't even play that full season.

    I always thought there were question marks about him as a player. I didn't care about his off the field problems at draft time because they seemed fairly minor, however I was against bringing him in unless it was a late round pick. I just didn't think he would be worth it from a pure talent stand point. Too many unanswered questions by him not playing for two years.

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