I'm glad to see this! Serves him right. His cocky attitute he's has all along just caught up with him. He should have been kicked out of school the first year after his crap at the Nation title game. Get a job boy!!!!!
It's the best thing for him to forgo college and move on, but he's trouble at that level. I don't wish him any ill wills, he helped take the Bucks to the national championship and I don't think they could have done it without him and Jim Tressel. He may be a baby but thats from being immature and I would go out on a limb and say that most of us were a star like he has been throughout high school, we would have the big head also.
Serves the little Dirtball right. I wonder what Jim Brown is saying these days about the punk he consulted to. Brown sure got quiet after his initial shot at sharing the limelight. Didn't think he had enough brains to distance himself from a total loser.
Serves him right - one less spoiled college football player to turn into an NFL Cliche - Lying, stealing, etc. etc. Although, I don't think he shouldn't be allowed to play in the NFL altogether though. Just forced to sign as a free agent and play for the league minimum. And then garnish his wages and use them to start up a mandatory Student Athlete Ethics class at OSU.......
Never liked him from the start........told many many fans at many OSU games he was too selfish...no one believed me...got in a lot of arguments about this...A whole lot...we all know that OSU fans can be like night and day...I stuck to my guns on this one especially when he wasn't playing, he was a loner on the sideline...Looking for a free ride and he got shafted...good! I'll be surprised if he's in good enough shape to even have a shot in the NFL. Slacker...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to try to force his way into this weekend's NFL draft.
Clarett's attorney, Alan Milstein, asked for a stay of a decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals preventing the former Ohio State tailback from entering the draft.
"We're hoping justice will prevail and Mr. Clarett will play football -- which is what he was born to do and which is what he is ready to do," Milstein said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
Monday's decision put on hold a lower-court ruling that said the NFL can't force players to wait three years after high school before turning pro.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will handle the case.
Sources have told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that Bader Ginsburg will decide to do one of three things:
Deny Clarett's application for the emergency lifting of the stay, which means Clarett and Mike Williams will not be included in the NFL draft this weekend.
Grant the lifting of the stay, which would allow Clarett and Williams to be in the draft.
Ask for the NFL's response in writing or orally, and then make a determination. Most people involved in the case believe the third scenario is most likely, Paolantonio reports.
The NFL said Clarett has little chance of success at the Supreme Court.
"There was ample support for the ruling of the 2nd Circuit, which thoroughly considered and completely rejected the arguments that Mr. Clarett's lawyers have presented to the Supreme Court," NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash said.
On Monday, Southern California sophomore receiver Mike Williams filed his own lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, saying the NFL had issued conflicting statements about eligibility for the draft, thus causing him to sacrifice his college career.
If they wind up being eligible, Williams would be expected to go in the first round of the draft, while Clarett might not be taken until the second or third round.
Clarett argued in Tuesday's filing that the NFL would not suffer any harm if he is allowed in the draft -- but he would be harmed if he is blocked.
Clarett led Ohio State to a national title as a freshman, but he was ruled ineligible as a sophomore for accepting money from a family friend and for lying about it to NCAA and university investigators. Williams declared for the draft after a lower court ruled in Clarett's favor.
Clarett, 20 and out of high school two years, would be eligible for the draft next year under the current rule.
He dropped out of classes at Ohio State after the winter quarter, then declined to work out for scouts at the NFL's combine in Indianapolis in February.
Clarett's mother said her son would continue to train as if he would be playing in the NFL.
"He's continuing to work out so his mind and body are in sync," Michelle Clarett told The Columbus Dispatch for Tuesday's editions, adding that she wasn't particularly bothered by Monday's ruling.
Should the court decide against Clarett -- and by extension, Williams -- the players could only return to play college football if they met academic standards and their universities successfully petitioned the NCAA for reinstatement.
Steve Snapp, an assistant athletic director at Ohio State, said there were significant obstacles in the way of Clarett regaining his eligibility even if he wanted to rejoin the Buckeyes.
"There is a number of issues about whether or not he has professionalized himself," Snapp said.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that month that Clarett should be allowed in the draft. She said the rule excluding him violates antitrust law and unjustly blocks a player from pursuing his livelihood.
Ginsburg is a Clinton administration appointee who oversees matters from the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit. She could decide on her own whether to intervene or refer the issue to the full court. She could also ask the NFL to file a response.
There is no court deadline for Ginsburg to act on the request, but Clarett's lawyer told her in the filing that if he "is prevented from entering the draft this weekend, he will suffer substantial irreparable injury."
If Ginsburg or the full court turns down the request, the lower court's decision against Clarett stands.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.