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Clarett wanted on robbery charges

Posted: Sunday January 1, 2006 11:20AM; Updated: Sunday January 1, 2006 11:22AM

 

 

Maurice Clarett hasn't resurfaced in the NFL since the Broncos cut him in August.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former Ohio State University running back Maurice Clarett was accused of using a gun to rob two people in an alley behind a bar early Sunday and taking a cell phone, police said.

 

Clarett, 22, who helped the Buckeyes win the national championship in 2002, fled when the bar owner or manager, who knew Clarett and the victims, came into the alley and identified him shortly before 2 a.m., detectives said.

 

According to police, he left the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and got only the cell phone from his alleged victims. Neither was hurt.

 

Clarett is wanted on two counts of suspicion of aggravated robbery, police said.

 

Clarett sat out the 2003 season after he was charged with misdemeanor falsification for filing a police report claiming that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen from a car he borrowed from a local dealership. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

 

Ohio State suspended Clarett for misleading investigators, and for receiving special benefits worth thousands of dollars from a family friend.

 

He later began an unsuccessful legal fight that went to the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed in the NFL early. He was chosen by the Denver Broncos in last year's draft, but the team cut him in August.

 

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I'll post what I did in the other thread in this one since it seems more relevant.

 

What a jackass, I would not at all be suprised if this was true. The fact that he was armed when it happen really makes it bad.

 

I used to have a bit of compasion for this kid when things first seemed to go bad for him a few years back but after reading a fantastic article by Mark Rea of BuckeyeSports.com on the whole Mo Clarett situation from High School up until him leaving his teammates at the Fiesta Bowl, I didnt care a lick about him.

 

The article is here: Rea's Say: What A Waste

 

Anyone that doesn't have a Rivals membership and is interested PM me and I will send it to you, it was a fantastic and eye opening read back in '03.

 

Also, Iowa....didnt Phillips actually have some semblance of a NFL career? I dont think Clarett should even be considered a NFL player. Dont put down Mr. Phillips like this.... :lol

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Our program has had plenty of issues over the last year or so, lots of fun little minor arrests and stuff, but this one has nothing to do with the University or the school. This guy cut his ties with the university a long time ago, he has absolutely zero to do with them.

 

He's a waste of talent and if this is true, a waste of life.

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Ohio State has decades and decades before it even catches the current rap sheet of Da U.

 

The same could be said for *insert random federal prison here*.

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why do i have a feeling clarett will someday end up on the Dolphins

 

CECIL COLLINS

 

Yes, with Ricky Williams, Ronnie Brown, and Sammy Morris, the Fins are in serious need of an additional running threat.

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why do i have a feeling clarett will someday end up on the Dolphins

 

CECIL COLLINS

 

 

NEVER.

 

He's a career criminal now. Just wait, he'll start selling some ish on ebay, soon enuff.

 

Rumor has it he's just in hiding until after the Fiesta Bowl anyways. He's got a serious bankroll on Notre Dame and a dice game afterwards and then he's turning himself in.

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Report: Man not sure it was Clarett who robbed him

ESPN.com news services

 

As police continued to search for Maurice Clarett, a man who told police he was robbed in an alley behind a bar early Sunday says he doesn't know if it was the former Denver Broncos running back dressed in black who told him to empty his pockets.

 

Lucas Nyarko, 28, told The Columbus Dispatch that he hopes it was just someone who looked like the 22-year-old, who helped Ohio State win the national championship in 2002.

 

Nyarko told police he couldn't identify Clarett as the man who robbed him and his friend, The Dispatch reported.

 

But police were searching for Clarett, who was accused of using a gun to rob Nyarko and a friend shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. Nyarko said his friend identified Clarett after police showed her photographs, and police said the bar owner, who came outside during the robbery, knew Clarett.

 

Detectives are following up on tips on possible locations, said Sgt. Michael Woods, a police spokesman.

 

"But right now, none of those have proved of value," Woods said.

 

According to police, Clarett left in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and took only a cell phone from his alleged victims, who weren't injured. He was wanted on two counts of aggravated robbery.

 

Nyarko said he and his friend were approached by a man dressed in black, who told them he needed something. Nyarko said the man pulled up his shirt and showed them a gun tucked in his pants. The man moved the gun to the front of his waistband and told them to empty their pockets.

 

Nyarko said after he handed the man his cell phone, a woman came out of the bar and yelled, "Maurice!" in greeting to the man, who hugged her. He then carried the woman, who police said was bar owner Tashona Corvi, toward the SUV, put her down and got in the vehicle.

 

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he was informed of the incident on his way to the Fiesta Bowl news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

"Obviously, my reaction to that is it's sad," Tressel said, "because, as I said the last few times people have brought up the subject, my hope would be that he would have an opportunity to go over to NFL Europe and make a comeback.

 

"I hope it's not true, but beyond that, I don't know much, but my reaction is, I was sad."

 

Before Sunday's incident, Clarett was negotiating a deal and was likely going to sign with an NFL team on Monday, Josh Luchs, one of Clarett's agents, told ESPN The Magazine's Tom Friend.

 

Clarett was expected to be allocated to NFL Europe if he signed, Friend reported.

 

Clarett's cousin, Vince Marrow, told the Dispatch he spoke to Clarett's mother Sunday.

 

"She is shocked. She was getting ready to go to church and I told her there was an arrest warrant for Maurice. She was like, 'What?'" he said.

 

A message was left Sunday at Michelle Clarett's home in Youngstown.

 

Clarett rushed for 1,237 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as a freshman. He sat out the 2003 season after he was charged with misdemeanor falsification for filing a police report claiming that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen from a car he borrowed from a local dealership. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

 

Ohio State suspended Clarett for misleading investigators, and for receiving special benefits worth thousands of dollars from a family friend.

 

In an interview with ESPN The Magazine in November 2004, Clarett said coaches and boosters arranged for him to get passing grades, cars and thousands of dollars while at Ohio State. None of the allegations were verified and Clarett never responded to NCAA requests to be interviewed about them as part of its investigation into Ohio State's athletic program.

 

Clarett also unsuccessfully challenged the NFL's requirement that players wait three years after high school before turning pro in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Clarett was chosen by the Broncos in last year's draft, but the team cut him in August.

 

:lol This guy is intelligent.

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Guest Juanky

Nothing like fans of Ohio State, Florida State, and Miami arguing who runs the cleanest program. :lol

 

So awesome.

Yup. Any major program's fans arguing about clean programs is pretty silly anyways.

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