Updated: Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Maurice Clarett gets 4 stars on GTA




Shocking news out of Ohio today as former Buckeye star, Maurice Clarett was arrested early this morning after a brief police chase in Columbus. The Wizard of Odds was on top of this, as always, and he's got the inside track on where to follow this story as it develops.

According to the link at 10tv.com, authorities tried to subdue Clarett with a Taser, but it had no effect, as the former running back was wearing a bulletproof vest. A search of his car revealed a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of the vehicle. Clarett is currently awaiting trial for an armed robbery charge from an incident in January.


The 5th star is Jack Bauer. You do not want a 5th star.


I still want to know how you get all the way to full-scale police chase, stop sticks and all, from pulling an illegal U-turn.

(UPDATE: Deadspin fills in some of the blanks for us. Clarett was driving recklessly, THEN U-turned. He also had a hatchet and a half-empty bottle of Grey Goose in his SUV. Checking, wasn't this the beginning to Lethal Weapon 4?)

Yeah, the cop was right there, but that's only like one star on San Andreas. You keep running, that's two, maybe three, if he hits the cop, but you have to think that they go away if he can lose them in an alley or something. There have to be plenty of spray shops in Columbus, and I'm sure Maurice's car has one of those sweet GPS radar gizmos. What happened?

Overall, this entire story is quite sad. Clarett's downward slide since the 2002 title game is moving from unfortunate to tragic to downright Tyson-esque. Stay tuned to the blogs to see how this pans out, but this feels like Clarett's second strike.


Kirk Herbstreit can be seen guarding Corso's hats on ESPN's College Gameday. He is currently driving a... car of some sort, heading in the direction of, uh, you know, that place that sells chili. Suspect is hatless. Repeat, hatless.

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Anonymous tc said...

Seriously, all circumstantial evidence aside, I'm sure he was just cold when he felt the need to don a bulletproof vest. What? Doesn't everybody? AND he was just about to throw the loaded weapons into a nearby dumpster (hence, the u-turn) when the man decided they needed to harass the poor fella again. They weren't even his guns. They belonged to his "brother". He just didn't want them in his (mom's) house. I don't have a clue as to how the hatchet found its way into the car....must be he was chopping some firewood for his elderly neighbors and just forgot that he threw an axe into the car? And that was Tressel's bottle. He left it in there after Mo picked him up in Manhattan. F'in Tressel didn't even help pay for gas. Cheap bastard.

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