Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett asks judge to be allowed to travel to tryoutBy AP
Monday, August 23, 2010
Clarett asks judge to travel to pro tryout
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett is asking a judge to allow him to travel to try out with a football team.
Clarett pleaded guilty in 2006 to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon and served 3½ years in a Toledo prison. He is attending classes at Ohio State while living in a detention facility in Columbus.
Tim Jackson, bailiff for Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge David Fais, said Monday that Clarett’s attorney had filed a motion asking for Clarett to be allowed to travel. A review was tentatively set up for later in the day.
TV station WSYX reported on its website Monday that Clarett wanted to try out for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
Clarett’s attorney, Michael Hoague, did not immediately return a phone call.