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NFL | Clarett hires new attorneys

Rusty Miller, of the Associated Press, reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) has hired two new attorneys to represent him in his trial on burglary and weapons charges. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David S. Fais held a hearing Thursday morning, July 27, to address Clarett's defense. Bailiff Tim Jackson said court papers showed Nick L. Mango and Michael C. Hoague were hired to represent Clarett. Clarett is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. "We both feel very strongly that Maurice Clarett is innocent," Hoague said. "There seems to be a rush to judgment in the court of public opinion. This is a sort of kick him while he's down situation." Clarett is still hoping to play for the Mahoning Valley Hitmen, one of five teams in the Eastern Indoor Football League. The team, based in Clarett's hometown of Youngstown, begins play in January 2007.

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