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Maurice Clarett

Maurice Edward Clarett (born October 29, 1983) is an American football running back for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. During his freshman year at Ohio State University in 2002, he helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship. He is well known for unsuccessfully challenging the NFL's draft eligibility rules requiring a player to be three years removed from high school and for his tumultuous life outside of football, including his dismissal from Ohio State, several arrests, and later, imprisonment. Maurice Clarett is the son of Myke Clarett Sr. and Michelle Renee Clarett (now divorced). His father is a businessman, who once worked as a Regional Representative for the Secretary of State in Ohio. His mother worked as a senior administrator for the Youngstown City Clerk of Court. He has an older brother named Marcus A. Clarett who was a defensive tackle for the University at Buffalo and another older brother, Michael Graham Clarett Jr. who has also served time in the Ohio Penal System. Maurice has a daughter, born July 16, 2006, with girlfriend Ashley Evans. After displaying his abilities as a punishing freshman tailback on the Austintown-Fitch High School

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Judge to Maurice Clarett -- You're On Thin Ice

Judge to Maurice Clarett:
You're On Thin Ice

Ex-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. … READ MORE >

Maurice Clarett -- Busted For Impaired Driving

Maurice Clarett
Busted For Impaired Driving

Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired yesterday afternoon in Morrow County, Ohio. A spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
Leonard Fournette -- DON'T SIT OUT NEXT SEASON ... Says Maurice Clarett

Leonard Fournette
DON'T SIT OUT NEXT SEASON ... Says Maurice Clarett

LSU superstar running back Leonard Fournette should NOT even think about sitting out next season and waiting for the NFL -- he should play and try to get even better -- so says Maurice… READ MORE >

- 572 days ago
Maurice Clarett -- I Will Graduate From Ohio State ... It's Just Taking a While

Maurice Clarett
I Will Graduate From Ohio State ... It's Just Taking a While

It's been 13 years ... and counting ... but ex-Ohio State University star Maurice Clarett says he's back on track to graduate from OSU ... and expects to have his degree in two years.  TMZ… READ MORE >

- 838 days ago
Maurice Clarett -- I'M FINALLY OFF PROBATION ... 'Moving On with My Life'

Maurice Clarett
I'M FINALLY OFF PROBATION 'Moving On with My Life'

Former college football superstar Maurice Clarett is finally off probation stemming from robbery and weapons convictions in 2006 ... and says he's finally ready to start the "next chapter" of his… READ MORE >

- 841 days ago
Maurice Clarett To Ezezkiel Elliot -- Don't Screw Up Like I Did ... Stay In School

Maurice Clarett
to Ohio State FB Star: Stay In School!!!

Maurice Clarett doesn't want another superstar Ohio State running back making the same mistakes that he did -- which is why he's begging Ezekiel Elliott to STAY IN SCHOOL. Of course, Clarett… READ MORE >

- 862 days ago
Maurice Clarett -- Running Back in Action

Maurice Clarett -- Running Back in Action

Clutching the football like his life depended on it, former NFL prodigy Maurice Clarett smashed his way back to the gridiron yesterday for a workout with his new UFL squad ... and TMZ obtained the… READ MORE >

- 2460 days ago
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