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    Clarett in trouble again

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    Updated: Aug. 9, 2006, 7:26 AM ET
    Police use Mace on Clarett, arrest him after chaseAssociated Press


    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- 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 truck, a police spokesman said.

    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."

    Clarett was being interviewed at police headquarters. Authorities planned to charge him with carrying concealed weapons and other counts, Woods said.

    Clarett made an illegal U-turn on the city's east side and failed to stop when officers tried to pull him over.

    Clarett was being pursued by police while driving eastbound on 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, Woods said.

    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 the vehicle, Woods said.

    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.

    Clarett, 22, 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 in an alley behind the Opium Lounge in the early hours of Jan. 1.

    Clarett scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime 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: Clarett in trouble again

    I'm not sure about Ohio, but I know in some states it's a felony to wear a vest during the comission of another crime. Carry a concealed weapon without a permit (he can't get one with is criminial history) is also a felony.

    This kid is a first rate idiot. It's only a matter of time before he ends up doing 25 years in Lucasville or does something stupid and gets shot by the police.
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    Man, what a sad story his life has become.
    Sounds like he was on his way to doing some real bad stuff, indeed.
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    4 loaded guns and wearing a bullet-resistent vest? It is quite possible he was on his way to do something stupid...

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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    I wonder about his mental stability. Starting to sound like he might have some severe underlying issues.
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    He's going to wind up dead. And with four loaded guns and a bullett proof fest on while he got caught, it's very possible if he didn't get pulled over last night would have been the night.

    This stopped being about a football player who lost his way a long time ago. It's now a troubled young man fighting for his very life.

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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    LOL what an idiot. He and Lawrence Phillips would make a great reality tv show LMAO

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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    Form the rumor-has-it log...

    * I am sure he is working undercover for the FBI, ATF or an anti-terrorism group.
    * Never know when an Israeli warplane will veer off-course and end up in Ohio. Mo has to be prepared to defend himself.
    * After those impressive 40-yard-dash times at the NFL Combine, you'd think he'd outrun the police?!?
    * I guess they haven't found a big enough flack-jacket to fit on his thick head.
    * It was actually Jim Tressel driving the SUV and toting guns. The cops let Jim slip away (OSU fans of course) and framed Maurice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalDanielsfan
    LOL what an idiot. He and Lawrence Phillips would make a great reality tv show LMAO
    I'm failing to see why this episode is funny. At th every least, Clarett's is a wasted life. Perhaps worse, though, is that he was planning to kill others last night. His behavior isn't the least bit funny.
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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    Should I just make this thread a sticky?
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    I just heard about this on The Fan. That's crazy that he was wearing a vest and the tazer didn't work, that was probably a shocker(pun intended) for the cops.

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    It's just unreal what a mess he has made of his life. I am glad he was arrested before he could do whatever it was he was intending to do.
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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    It sounds like Clarett is auditioning for a spot on the Bengals roster.

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    Re: Clarett in trouble again

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    I wonder about his mental stability. Starting to sound like he might have some severe underlying issues.
    My first thought, as well. Sounds like someone in desperate need of professional help.
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    I think it's a situation where Clarett feels a sense of entitlement...meaning that he's entitled to a plush lifestyle where everything is handed to him on a platter. He was tracking that way and then he screwed up as a freshman and has just kept digging himself into a deeper and deeper hole.

    And the sad thing is that he seems to blame everybody but himself. In his mind, he's a victim...and the NCAA, or whoever, robbed him of all the "stuff" he was entitled to. And then he looks at his buddy LeBron--a guy who it's all worked out for--and he can't believe his misfortune...and so in his mind, he has a right to get it back...by whatever means possible. In his mind, he's not wrong, because he's been wronged to begin with.

    And all along the way he keeps getting bad advice and he keeps getting himself in more trouble and it just exacerbates the whole thing.

    Yes, it's sad...not funny at all. And everytime he gets in trouble, I'm thinking, well maybe this will be his wakeup call...and then there's just more of the same later on. He needs help and I don't know what it'll take to convince himself of that.

    Well, that's my take.
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