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OT: Ex-Buckeye Clarett Wanted On Robbery Charges

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  1. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Ex-Buckeye Clarett Wanted On Robbery Charges
    Warrant Out For 22-Year-Old's Arrest

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- 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 said.

    Youngstown police confirmed to NBC 4 that there is a warrant our for Clarett's arrest.

    Clarett, who played high school football in Youngstown, set Ohio State's freshman rushing record with 1,237 yards in 2002 and scored the winning touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl as the Buckeyes beat Miami in double overtime to cap a 14-0 season and win the national championship.

    He was suspended for the entire 2003 season for accepting illegal benefits and misleading NCAA investigators. Then, Clarett unsuccessfully sued the NFL in an attempt to gain early admission into the pros.

    Clarett was eligible for the National Football League's draft in 2004 and was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round. He did not play in the team's preseason games because of injuries and other reasons, and was cut before the regular season began.
  2. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    no suprise there
  3. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    This kid gets dumber by the minute if this is true.

    Disgraceful.
  4. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    What a sad story for this guy.........
  5. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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  6. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Agreed. :lmao:

    Sorry. No sympathy here. Had the world (fame/money) at his fingertips and blew it.
    Now someone may say that he didn't get "taught" well in his younger years. But sooner or later, the light bulb should come on in his head. If he doesn't understand the difference between right and wrong by now, he'll be in prison for a worse crime.
  7. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member Zone Supporter

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    So these two people "recognized" Clarett? Opium Lounge? High Street? Sounds totally made up to me. I hope he didn't do it but it sounds too fishy to pass judgement yet.
  8. kingwhicker

    kingwhicker BCRSA

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    Sounds like that crook Sean Taylor to me.
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Lottsa people on this board wanted to take a chance on this loser. Scary.

    Waste.
  10. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, I was one of those people who thought his 'troubles' were just emotional and not this severe.

    What a loser.
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I never wanted him and I was very happy Denver took the decision out of our hands.
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    After I saw the guy do an interview on TV before the draft, there was no question in my mind that this guy was a loser and wasn't gonna work out, FOR ANYONE.

    Punk in every sense of the word.
  13. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i need to go find some of my old posts i made on this guy.
  14. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    You aren't the only one that finds this story to be fishy. Clarett has shown he's not smart when it comes to the business of football, but he's never done anything criminal in the past. I know there's always a first time, but the whole story sounds bogus to me so far.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I was very happy when Denver took him when they did. :D
  16. wxcpo

    wxcpo Active Member

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    I have been a Clarett supporter up to this point and always hoped the young man succeeded with his life, but if this is indeed true then he needs to be treated as any other criminal would be treated and sent off to prison. Maybe there he can find some awakening experience and get his life in order.
  17. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Well I don't know about the Opium Lounge but High Street is the Main drag at Ohio St.
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    They would not put out a warrant unless the Cops were pretty sure they could make it stick at least in a preliminary hearing. So frankly, with his attitude and stupid mistakes up till now, I do not understand anyone who's first response is to think this is fishy.
  19. KingTuna

    KingTuna New Member

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    What a Pathetic end to his story...going to jail...
  20. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    If anyone is shocked they haven't been paying attention.

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