Thursday, August 6, 2009


Sometimes reliable sources tell T.A.H. that Florida State University and their in-state rival Miami, are both actively recruiting former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett. The “somewhat” troubled tailback led the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship, and, quite frankly, they haven’t played worth a crap in a BCS Championship Game since they so unkindly removed him from their institution of higher learning.

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.”

* items in italics may not be true.

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