In 2002, Maurice Clarett showed up in Columbus as a stud freshman who would lead the Buckeyes to a national championship over a wicked-loaded Miami Hurricanes team. Clarett spent one year there and declared for the NFL draft. Didn’t work out so well and we didn’t hear from him again until 2005 when the Broncos took him in the third round (snicker). Then he went to jail.
Three and a half years later, Clarett is out of prison and has re-enrolled at Ohio State, telling the judge that he wanted to get his degree and “operate a gym for geriatric individuals,” also winning him an award for best unintentional Mike Tyson impression.
I’m a little bit worried about how he’s going to transition to life on campus. Ohio State isn’t like prison. There’s nothing to stop fans from having a jerk in the library. Plus, it’s not like Clarett will have Pierce around to avoid being the oldest guy in the study group.
Hopefully, Clarett isn’t going to spend one year in his new degree program and then expect to be able to move on as though he’d earned his degree. And does this mean that Mike Williams is going to try to go back to USC and leave after just two years, only to try to come back and be denied by the NCAA?
But hey, Maurice shouldn’t worry, he won’t get too lonely in Columbus. I mean, at this rate, Greg Oden should be joining him soon.
Thank you, thank you. We will now return to our day jobs writing Jay Leno’s monologue.