Seriously, Maurice? Still hoping for a football career? Maybe you should mug somebody for their common sense next time?
From SI: Clarett seeks early release
I wish I had an emoticon from RCMB to express my general laughter at Maurice Clarett.
Steets will no longer be safe in Ohio if he is released!
Lol. That is very true. Seeing as I live in Hellumubus, it's never safe for a UM fan!
Saint Dantonio praised for giving Clarett second chance as new running backs coach.
Recommend buying some Grey Goose Vodka stock in time to take advantage of the inevitable profit increase.
His case for early release is based on the fact that he can't "get his goose on" in the joint......
The Goose is just not the same.
... somebody's life goes so far into the gutter that I no longer take satisfaction in watching them struggle. Even if he went to the university of Ohio State I hope he gets his life in order. What a waste of talent.
He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison with possible release in 3 1/2 years.
Sentenced in Fall of 2006... I'd say he's pretty much on schedule so, yeah, "seriously."
They need to let these thugs that are running around with guns pointing them at people do the time that they were sentenced to do. When they let these thugs out of prison early it just sends a message that you can go around holding people at gun point and not have to serve the sentence that goes with doing these things.
Dude damm...Everybody kills,steals from you, steals from me...shit.
Clarett is such a talented blogger and writer that I'm sure the judge will see him as a credit to society and release him immediately. Anyone who can write such literary gems as "Take it from me, being stupid is not cool" is obviously a potential Pulitzer Prize candidate.
the judge will make elocution about the illegal benefits he received at OSU a condition of his early release.
...check out his blog: http://mauriceclarett.wordpress.com/
It's rough but I could see how it might connect with troubled youth given his profile.
I wonder what he mean't by: "I'll have the last laugh."
Forgodkingsandwolverines said it really well. Forget that he's a Buckeye or that he played football--does it still seem that funny? And for the crime he committed, this guy isn't Charles Manson. That's not to say that a crime should go unpunished or that I know whether he has served his time, but in due time.
And I don't find the blog amusing. This isn't Brent Petway trying to rap. It's the musings of a surprisingly bright guy who feels awful about what he has put his family through and sincerely wants to turn his life around. He's been reading, writing, taking classes (a while back he wrote about how proud he was to get an A). Incarceration is also about rehabilitation. The problem is that many guys go to prison and just learn how to become better criminals. Clarett has grown up. He's far from being the person he was in college.
Unfortunately rehabilitation doesn't exist once you become an adult. Our system reflects condemnation more than recovery.
but I have a sneaking suspicion that his agent or attorney(s) are penning these musings on his behalf.
No way is his attorney writing anything for him. Any attorney is going to charge for that, far more than it's worth. His agent? What agent is going to represent a guy who was basically a bust--and then went to prison for several years? The odds that he has any kind of a paying football career after this are pretty damn low, so he's worthless to an agent.
Family member or deranged groupie, that I could see. I'm inclined to doubt it, though.
He has served his time. Time to move on. He has bigger challenges ahead.
One of the great things about Mgoblog is that we are all capable of deciding on our own when it's time to "move on," "let go," or just have a few laughs with our cyber-friends.
His future athletic career possibilities may point more to the WWE than the NFL
I always thought that Clarrett would write a bookor maybe have it ghost-written, that tells the story he refused to repeat to the NCAA about his accusations vs. Tressell and OSU.
Now, perhaps I see one reason that we haven't heard anything during the 3-4 years of his confinement.
It turns out the guy charged with evaluating his prison conduct for possible parole is an OSU alum. The questions to be asked are: does this guy go to OSU games or support the team financially in any way?
If so, and given Clarrett's still unexplained accusations, does his role in Clarrett's release constitue a conflict of interest?
Do the involved parties in Ohio know the meaning of the term: "recuse yourself due to a conflict of interest?"
Will his parole officer when he's released also be an OSU booster or alum? How would that affect his freedom of speech?
I will not defend Clarrett. But even a convict can sometimes tell the truth.
I think Tressel would have his ducks in a row if Clarrett wants to start a shit storm when he gets out. It just amazes’ me there hasen't been more NCAA scrutiny around OSU program with Tressels checkerd YSU background (Lack of institutional control). Maybe some heat will be brought to there program when he gets out but I dout it, there no version of the FREEP in Ohio and if there was the OSU zealots would be terrorizing them. I guess what I'm saying is it would be nice to have some pressure off our progam (just get off our fucking backs FREEP). What a sad day when OSU is defending us after the "Practice Gate" bullshit. Sorry, end of rant.
that is why I am concerned about having an OSU alum as the point man for his parole determination...also about whether somebody who works with this guy being MC's parole officer. MC would be under great pressure to keep quiet...and also from the neighborhood people as you suggest.
PS Personally, I do not believe what Tressel says in his carefully prepared press releases, saying he supports UM's position. In fact, such statements will do nothing for the NCAA judgment. All that they do is generate more press
1. to make Tressel look good
2. to remind people UM is being investigated
3. to magnify the news on blogs here and elsewhere
I do not think OSU wants to be helpful to UM's resurgence in any way...in fact....please don't get me started on the overwhelming evidence to the contrary
Canseco wrote a book like that and it only exposed him as more of a dirtbag-attention-whore. I wish him well in turning his life around, but I hope he takes the high road instead of doing the NCAA's job for them.
You say you "hope" Clarrett does not try to do the NCAAs job for them. The problem is their their job was to investigate Clarrett's allegations vs OSU and they never really did it. They never spoke to him about it, saying he refused to do so.
You are right that many OSU fans would renew their accusations vs. Clarrett, many of which are no doubt true. I don't know the details on Canseco.
But if you call Canseco merely an attention whore, you might also mention what followed his books. Most of the players named in the book initially denied steroid use, though Giambi admitted to steroid use in testimony before a grand jury investigating the BALCO case and on January 11, 2010 McGwire admitted publicly to using steroids." Also, the accusations of steroid use of guys like A-Rod were denied. later A Rod admitted using then. So, it seems to me that, while he may be dirt bag himself, he exposed many liars and cheaters. The Mitchell report later verified that large numbers of players were using steroids.
So, if Clarrett is indeed exposed as a dirt bag like Canseco, does that mean what he says is false?
If he does not say anything, and knows OSU, cheated, does that make it easier for the NCAA to "do its job?" Do you really think they would reopen the investigation without him saying anything...it'll be hard enough to do so if he does spesk out, IMO, given the aggressive legal response by OSU to the intial accusations.