Monday, September 18, 2006

Maurice Clarett headed to the big house...

We all blogged about former Ohio State running back and sure-fire NFL prospect Maurice Clarett's last run in with the law. It was a bit of a crazy deal really. Body armor and enough guns for a small army, it was a scene, man. Now it seems that he's headed to prison for 3 and a half years.

That's a long time, folks. And this is after he had the world by the tail and all he had to do was play two years of football and then make big time money in the NFL.

Instead he took gifts at college, got caught and threw "The" Ohio State University under the bus. His only problem was that he was still a year away from being eligible for the NFL draft and now he's going to be playing ball in the Ohio State Prison League (OSPL). I just made that part up.

It's been a while since we've had a promising young college sports star flame out in a blaze of incompetence, but this may end up being the worst case that didn't involve a death.

The media is going to keep up with this. In 3 and a half years, they'll have footage of him leaving prison and ESPN will be dying to get an interview. Maybe he can write a book about it or something.

If he starts the day he goes into prison and rehashes the whole situation, it might be pretty interesting reading.

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