Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    How Maurice Clarett Lost His Way, Bombed Out Of The NFL, Planned A Murder, Missed An Exit, And Found Himself (And Warren Buffett) In Prison

    ...He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. "I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes," Clarett says. "Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State." Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. "I was living the NFL life in college," he says. "I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL..."


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    Kid had it all. Great write up as well.

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    Well, this is going to bode well...

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    headcase

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    I've always wondered how long until Clarett would come clean about his days at tOSU. This will be interesting to see if the NCAA decides to talk with him to learn more. I wouldn't be surprised to see some LSU or Bama guys who failed at life come out and talk about the same type stuff as Clarett did in the next decade. My money is on Honey Badger.
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    Softball is a class?!? I'm headed to Ohio State next semester.

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    Damn. I never knew he was THAT ****ed up. Really good read. Promising story for him. Hopefully he keeps on the straight and narrow and really does become a role model.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    Softball is a class?!? I'm headed to Ohio State next semester.
    I took basketball and racquetball at OU.

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    Clarett is awesome. Great role model for kids that desire to be dumbasses.

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    Shit, I made more in college than he does in the UFL... it's not really saying much. But, it IS good hyperbole.

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    Eric Crouch's business ventures after college are much more unexpected than Mo's - gotta be a story in there

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    It will probably end up being an ESPN 30 for 30 movie.

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    well good for him. Wish kids would get it now instead of later.

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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    What did he do again?

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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    Power to any man that can admit they f'ed up and try and make themselves right.
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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    Originally Posted by nlight1 View Post
    What did he do again?
    Black guy stuff.

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    So is anyone really surprised at this?

    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    Softball is a class?!? I'm headed to Ohio State next semester.
    I believe Billy took golf while at OU.

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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    Black guy stuff.
    Rob Parker thinks he is too black.


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    Originally Posted by OuachitaSooner View Post
    Rob Parker thinks he is too black.


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    Maurice Clarett - "I was paid better in college"

    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    I'm thinking it's time to merge threads, move to the KKK Forum.
    Read the Parker/RGIII thread first an this one is funnier.

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    Originally Posted by ultralance12 View Post
    Read the Parker/RGIII thread first an this one is funnier.
    Agree. Not just because I'm involved either.

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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
    It will probably end up being an ESPN 30 for 30 movie.
    "Moment of Clarity" the Maurice Clarett story.

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    My favorite story is still the one about when he was on the Broncos and he was drinking while he was lifting weights.

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    Very good read. I hope he is able to continue the road he seems to be on. It takes a big man to not only change his life, but try to air all his bad decisions to others so maybe they can learn from those poor choices.

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    Originally Posted by LVSOONER15 View Post
    Kid had it all. Great write up as well.
    Famous words of all losers: "I once had it all".

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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    Black guy stuff.
    Say whaaaaaaaat?!

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    Wow he needs to STFU big time. Nobody cares ****.

    Had you come out as said this when you was a freshman at OSU, then I might have respected you a little. now youz a sourpuss ****.


    I remember this **** asking his coaches to play him at LB, because he thought he was good enough to play on defense too.
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    I took swimming and officiating and all sports in college as electives.

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    Originally Posted by Jbaker View Post
    I took basketball and racquetball at OU.
    I took racquetball, golf and volleyball. And I have an engineering degree.

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    Around these parts Tressel is still God

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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    I took racquetball, golf and volleyball. And I have an engineering degree.
    Most schools offer Basketball, Golf and other sport related classes for a couple of reasons.
    1. Extra Revenue: It provides the school with additional an additional revenue stream and strings out the amount of time a student takes to earn their degree. I took a Golf and Basketball while I was in college. Those classes were hard to get into because they are fun.
    2. Prepare Coaches: Some colleges use these type classes to help prepare students who are going into coaching. It allows those students to learn certain sports that they may not have played enough to fully grasp, but maybe required to teach as they work for a school where they have to were many different hats.
    3. Mind Body & Soul: Some colleges require students to take a certain number of hours of athletic hours to go along with their degrees. Basically, it comes from the mantra a healthy body will promote a healthy mind.

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    "Contrary to popular belief, prison does not give you street cred. Anyone who glorifies it is an idiot," [Clarret] says. "It only lets your dumb ass know that you got caught doing something wrong."
    He needs to go on a speaking tour for high school aged kids to attend and tell this. Too many kids think prison is cool.
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    Clarrett is a huge ****. How many people did he hurt? He robbed and endangered tons of people. Also, if he should not have been eligible to even enroll at OSU much less play. OSU kept OU out of the MNC game that year.

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    Originally Posted by Dr Sleep View Post
    Clarrett is a huge ****. How many people did he hurt? He robbed and endangered tons of people. Also, if he should not have been eligible to even enroll at OSU much less play. OSU kept OU out of the MNC game that year.
    If by OSU you mean Ohio State and Oklahoma State then yes...there were several teams ahead of OU that year including Washington State.

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    I took bowling at OU.....twice.

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    Originally Posted by sooner59 View Post
    I took bowling at OU.....twice.
    So you picked up the spare?
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