Having just completed a season in which a one-year bowl ban prevented it from playing in the postseason, Ohio State’s football program is ready to move forward and put its misdeeds in the past.
Former star RB Maurice Clarett’s candid tell-all from a recently released book won’t help.
Clarett was one of the players on the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks who, in 2011, was coached by former TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia. A new biography on Moglia, written by Monte Burke and titled “4th and Goal: One Man’s Quest to Recapture His Dream,” includes an eye-opening section on Clarett sharing the story of his troubled past with his Nighthawks teammates.
When recounting his time at Ohio State, Clarett discussed living a hedonistic life away from the football field filled with drugs, women and luxury items such as a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus.
“I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” he said. “Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State … I was living the NFL life in college. I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL.”
Some of those “good feelings” Clarett received when he recently returned to Ohio State for the 10-year anniversary of the 2002 national championship team might take on a different tone when more people read this excerpt. Maurice Clarett profile