Recently Clarett, 25, has argued that the sooner he was released, the sooner he could make a comeback, possibly in the NFL. But he sent a letter Monday to the Ohio Parole Board explaining his decision to pursue his final years of college eligibility.
Remember, Clarett left early after being suspended for some “trumped up NCAA violations” and then unsuccessful challenged the NFL age requirement.
Clarett, was sentenced in September 2006 to serve at least 3 1/2 years for a holdup outside a Columbus bar and a separate highway chase earlier that year that ended with police finding loaded guns in his SUV.
“He’s perfect,” said Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman. “He’s obviously a very talented running back and he has a complete understanding of our nation’s criminal justice system.”
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