Out Of Prison Maurice Clarett Re-Enters Ohio State University

July 27th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
broncoJuly 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After serving around three and a half years of prison term, former Ohio State University football player Maurice Clarett is back in Ohio State University. The player who was drafted during the third-round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos is back to the school where he was enrolled before his prison term. The Ohio State University spokesman, Jim Lynch issued a statement on Monday mentioning that the player has been readmitted by the College of Education and Human Ecology where he was pursuing his degree back in 2006.

The statement issued by Jim Lynch said that the University had granted Maurice Clarett a re-entry so that the former footballer can pursue his degree. It also mentioned that the player had already started attending classes from Monday. A statement was also issued by Maurice Clarett himself who seemed excited to be back within students of the University of which he had once been a star footballer. The player maintained in his statement that coming back to the Ohio State University in such a supportive environment is like a “surreal feeling”. He emphasized that he had always looked forward to come back in school and that he is trying his best to fit in with his new classmates. Maurice Clarett added that this time he does not want to be a “distraction or nuisance” to his football team or to the students in the campus.

Maurice Clarett who led his Ohio State University team to the National Championship back in 2002, was found guilty of aggravated robbery and carrying of concealed weapons by the court in 2006. The player was sentenced to seven and half years in jail. He was released from prison in April this year.

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