Maurice Clarett will always be known around these parts for helping deliver one of the happiest moments in my sports life. His performance at Ohio State in driving them to a win in the National Championship game over Miami will always be the thing about him that I remember most. I know that isn’t the case for most other people in the world. Most people will remember the man who was armed to the teeth, and had to be subdued with mace, and tasers while wearing kevlar.
You say tomato…
Anyway, now Mo is serving 7 years in prison and apparently started up a blog. I don’t know if it is real or not. It has been reported other places, but after reading it, I just don’t know. Call me crazy, but it seems too well written for someone who barely finished their freshman year of college at Ohio State. I mean, I have ready Greg Oden’s work over at Yardbarker and maybe that jaded me as to the potential of most student/ATHLETES to be bloggers. Then again, you never know. Mark Titus is a student athlete and his blog is well written. Then again, he is more of a STUDENT/athlete as he barely registers any playing time for the Buckeye basketball team.
For now, I will assume that it is actually Mo. It is an interesting read. It seems like maybe prison has worked well to help straighten out the runaway train of a life that Mo was living before finding himself imprisoned. It was easy to pile on as he started to get into trouble, but I still appreciate all he has done for me as a sports fan, and I will root for him to complete the life turnaround.
(Hat Tip Cursed Cleveland)