F*ck A Thug: Maurice Clarett, Former Football Star, Headed Back To School After Serving 3 Years In Prison

- By Bossip Staff

Maurice Clarett says “F*ck a Thug,” I’m taking my a$s back to school:

Ohio State University says former football star Maurice Clarett is back in school to pursue his degree after spending more than three years in prison. Ohio State spokesman Jim Lynch says in a statement that Clarett started classes on Monday after he was readmitted by the College of Education and Human Ecology, where he was originally enrolled. Clarett pleaded guilty in 2006 to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon, and served 3 1/2 years in a Toledo prison, where he took college-credit courses. The ex-football star says in a statement that it is a “surreal feeling to be back at Ohio State” and that he doesn’t want to be a “distraction or nuisance” to the team or other students.

As a freshman, 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 Clarett was suspended for the 2003 season because he was charged with falsifying a police report. He dropped out of school, then sued unsuccessfully to be included in the 2004 NFL draft. He was a surprise third-round pick in the 2005 draft but was cut by the Denver Broncos during the preseason.

On Aug. 9, 2006, police noticed Clarett’s SUV driving erratically. A highway chase ensued, ending when police spiked Clarett’s tires, sending his vehicle limping into a restaurant parking lot. Officers said they could not easily subdue Clarett because the bulletproof vest he was wearing thwarted their stun guns. It took several police using pepper spray to get the 6-foot, 245-pounder into handcuffs.

Good for him. Hopefully those three years have had an effect on his mentality because apparently he was on that bullsh*t ‘thug mentality’ foolishness before.


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  • http://* Kristina

    Good for him. Hope he stays out of trouble.

  • Zone 4 Representatives

    Good Job bruh…hopefully you are rehabilitated and won’t repeat your mistakes.

  • styles

    dude got involved with some Armenian gangstas when he was in school..he was extra paranoid because he owed them $$$. Thats why he was riding around with AK’s and a vest on. Some people can’t handle the pressure of fame.

  • http://deleted Just Sayin


    Keep movin up brotha!

  • Shootingstar

    Good for him! Get that paper.

  • khera

    hope he gets a chance to play football again. At least at the semi-pro level. Good luck to him!!!

  • sweetness@itsfinest

    I’m glad that he is getting himself on the right track. Just kee that same train of thought on the streets and you will show others that they can do it. I wish you much success. People don’t have much to say about this but can gossip about B.S.

  • She said it.

    This is great!!!!! I hope Ohio provides you with all the resources you need to succeed. It is never too late.

  • ssquared

    Don’t know who he is but good luck, brother.

  • Shadow

    Hermano de la buena suerte.

  • It's Me

    he glad that is all that he got, as he was suppose to do a lot more time than that with a bullet proof vest!!! God is giving you another chance at freedom…

  • LovingMe

    Good idea!!!!

  • http://yahoo myshel

    In college and still illerate!! Damn Shame

  • Kastro

    Good luck! I always wondered what he wouldve been like if he ever played pro football.

  • Curious1 aka Pretty Girl Swag

    Don’t know him…he looks rough and stuff…but hey…back in school…hopefully he doesn’t think he can revive his ole F-Ball fame and ish…

    When the checks stopped stackin’ is right though…

  • LadyJNewYork

    Wish you the best Maurice! Hope you make better choices in the future and stay out of trouble on to better things!

  • Michelle

    Everyone has a past. You’re working on your future now. Much love to you.

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