Ex-OSU star Clarett admits DUI, gets 2 years’ probation


Associated Press

MOUNT GILEAD — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence.

He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday.

Court records show all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. His driver’s license was suspended for 180 days. Clarett’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Clarett was traveling Interstate 71 in Morrow County on January 3 when a fellow motorist reported him driving erratically.

Clarett was released from probation last February after a 2006 conviction on robbery and gun charges.

He rushed for a team freshman record 1,237 yards and scored 18 touchdowns to help OSU to a 14-0 record and the 2002 BCS Championship.

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