As we’ve discussed in the past, former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is transcribing a blog from the walls of his prison cell. In his latest “post,” Clarett answers a handful of questions ranging from his feelings towards Ohio State to if he will ever suit up for a football team again.
But the final question was related to the latest tribulations of Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth.
I haven’t been interested in sports seriously since 2003 but I am familiar with who Donte is. I wasn’t aware of the situation when I received the question but became educated on it as the week passed. I believe that the situation is unfortunate for both parties. I think there is a lot to be learned and I hope and wish the best for everyone involved. I know what it is like to lose a loved one in a car accident and I know the stress that comes with your life being in limbo and prison potentially being in your future. Both situations are very uncomfortable.
The big difference, obviously, is that Stallworth’s potential prison sentence involves an accident – wrongdoing or not. Clarett didn’t accidentally suit up in a bulletproof vest while packing assault weapons. He may have accidentally gotten caught, but I’m don’t think that he accidentally brought his vodka with him on his joy ride.
“Uncomfortable” may be quite an understatement.
Now we just have to await the results of world’s longest blood test. Ever.
Questions and Answers: 3-22-09 [The Mind of Maurice Clarett]