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LambertIsGod58 02-10-2006 06:59 PM

Enough for an Indictment on Clarett
 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio State star tailback Maurice Clarett was indicted on charges of robbing two people behind a bar and carrying a concealed weapon, a prosecutor said Friday.

Clarett is accused of flashing a gun and demanding property from a man and a woman early Jan. 1. Police said he got into a sport utility vehicle with two men after he was identified by the bar owner, who happened to come out into the alley.
No one was injured, and only a cell phone was taken, police said.

Clarett, who led Ohio State to the 2002 national championship, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and four lesser robbery counts, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said.

He only would be sentenced on two robbery charges if convicted, but O'Brien said the extra counts are "backup charges" to give a jury options.

If convicted of the two most serious armed robbery charges, he would face up to 26 years in prison.

Clarett's attorney, William Settina, said he might issue a statement later Friday. He refused to discuss details of the case.

Clarett, 22, was sought by police for almost two days before he turned himself in about the time the Buckeyes were completing a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2. He posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail.

Clarett rushed for 1,237 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as an Ohio State freshman in 2002.

His final touchdown, in the second overtime of the Fiesta Bowl, gave the Buckeyes a 31-24 upset of top-ranked Miami for the national title.

The prosecutor urged the two people who were reportedly with Clarett in the SUV to come forward. Authorities are continuing to search for them and have not identified them, O'Brien said. They could face charges of being accomplices.

Suitanim 02-10-2006 07:23 PM

Re: Enough for an Indictment on Clarett
 
ESPN (The Magazine) did a great piece on him. It's amazing what a POS this kid turned out to be...he hooked up with rap group management when he was with Denver, and they just exacerbated the problem. When Clarett had a dispute with the Bronc's strength trainer (Basically, Maurice knew best) he tried to get the dude fired!

There were also reports that Clarett kept a water bottle with him at all times that was actually Grey Goose vodka. That's right, at training camp for the Broncs, this ****knuckle was getting DRUNK!

DIESELMAN 02-14-2006 06:30 AM

Re: Enough for an Indictment on Clarett
 
I seen something on tv last year when he was trying out for the Broncs...he was standing on the steps of a courthouse or something with his mom or some woman and i swear to up above he looked like he was wasted and been smoking something....another somewhat gifted athlete down the tubes expecting something for nothing....IMHO.....:helmet:

clevestinks 04-20-2006 10:42 AM

Re: Enough for an Indictment on Clarett
 
Hopefully Clarrett will get what he deserves! Bubba in his cell, and Bubba like football players!


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