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    Maurice Clarett arrested again..

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    After being arraigned earlier this year on armed robbery charges, former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett found himself in custody again Wednesday after a highway chase.


    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- "Maurice Clarett was arrested early Wednesday after a highway chase that ended with police using Mace on the former Ohio State running back and finding four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle.

    Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the former Fiesta Bowl star was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Sgt. Michael Woods said.

    "It took several officers to get him handcuffed," Woods said. "Even after he was placed in the paddy wagon, he was still kicking at the doors and being a problem for the officers."

    Police planned to charge him with carrying concealed weapons and other counts, Woods said. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed, then was moved to the Franklin County Jail.

    Wearing tan jail-issue clothes, he talked on the telephone in the booking area, separated from reporters by a window. He was to be held at the jail at least until an arraignment Thursday morning, unless his attorneys work out an agreement for his release, police said.

    Clarett made an illegal U-turn on the city's east side and failed to stop when officers, in a cruiser with lights flashing, tried to pull him over, Woods said.

    Police pursued Clarett onto eastbound Interstate 70 when he darted across the median and began heading west. Clarett drove over a spike strip that was placed on the highway, flattening the driver's side tires of the SUV.

    Clarett exited the highway and pulled into a restaurant parking lot, where officers removed him from the SUV after he failed to obey numerous orders to exit the vehicle, Woods said.

    After Clarett was placed in a police van, officers discovered a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of his vehicle.

    Woods said he did not know where Clarett got the guns or why he had them, and that federal authorities plan to trace their ownership.

    The 22-year-old Clarett is currently awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a separate case. Authorities said he was identified by witnesses as the person who flashed a gun and robbed two people of a cell phone in an alley behind the Opium Lounge in Columbus in the early hours of Jan. 1.

    Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday morning for Clarett's attorneys in that case, Nick Mango and Michael Hoague.

    Clarett scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime of the Fiesta Bowl against Miami to lead Ohio State to the 2002 national championship, the school's first since 1968. But that was the last game the freshman played for Ohio State.

    He sat out the 2003 season after being charged with misdemeanor falsification on a police report, then dropped out of school. He sued to be included in the 2004 NFL draft and lost in court.

    A surprise third-round pick in the 2005 draft, he was cut by the Denver Broncos during the preseason."

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    thank god they got to him when they did before he hurt someone,when you have 4 loaded guns and are wearing a bullet proof vest,bad things are about to happen,what a waste of talent.

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    Is this a surprise? from all accounts it was only a matter of time before he had a brush with the Law!

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    What a shame, 22 years old, He's done --- stick the fork in.


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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    I wonder if he will do more "time" than L. Little.

    Little kills a woman while he's drunk and gets off basically scot free. Clarett hasn't killed anyone, but I bet he does a lot more time.

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    Quote Originally Posted by coy bacon
    I wonder if he will do more "time" than L. Little.

    Little kills a woman while he's drunk and gets off basically scot free. Clarett hasn't killed anyone, but I bet he does a lot more time.
    He likely will, because there's a big difference in intent. You don't have four guns and a bullet proof vest in your car without a plan to use them.

    Maybe since Clarett can't challenge the NFL greats to be the best back in history, he's going to give Lawrence Phillips a run for his money as the worst. Man, this guy's fall from grace has been astonishing.
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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    I think Clarett has beat out any criminal in the NFL. It's sad cause this kid really has some problems, and I think his mom is to blame for it. Parents now a days are afraid to discipline their kids, and this kind of behavior is more of the norm now adays than not. It's a shame.

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    It's a wonder this guy didn't get picked up by the Bengals.

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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    They reported on Pardon The Interuption that he also had a HATCHET in his car along with the 4 guns, half empty bottle of vodka and wearing a bullet proof vest.
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    Re: Maurice Clarett arrested again..

    Mike, that is one of the best lines in recent memory. Maybe the bengals are waiting until he is arraigned, they can then pay a lower signing bonus. I wonder for cap purposes whether you can prorate over the entire prison term, including the parole period, or only over the base sentance.

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