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Judge to Maurice Clarett: You're On Thin Ice

2/9/2016 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0204-maurice-clarett-instagram-01Ex-college football superstar Maurice Clarett just struck a sweet plea deal in his drunk driving case -- but if he screws up even a little bit in the next 2 years, he'll do 57 days in jail. 

As we previously reported, the former Ohio State running back was arrested on January 3rd after cops say he was driving while intoxicated in Ohio around 1:50 PM.  

Clarett agreed to plead guilty to OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) -- and was given a 60 day suspended jail sentence with 3 days of credit for time served. 

Here's the rub ... Clarett was also put on probation for 2 years -- and as long as he stays out of trouble, he will NOT have to serve the 57 days. 

In fact, the court spells it out for Maurice -- saying, "[Clarett] shall have no similar alcohol or drug related law violations" during his probation period ... or else. 

Clarett has also been ordered to complete a drunk driving education course and his license has been suspended for the time being.  

TMZ Sports spoke with Maurice who says the incident was a mistake -- but says he intends to learn from it and grow as a person. 

"All I can do is accept responsibility, evaluate what went wrong, take the consequences, and push forward. That's life."

"It was a poor decision. It doesn't define me."

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