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Mon, 30 Aug 2010 08:07:54 -0700
The UFL's Omaha Nighthawks have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos), according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 27 May 2009 02:36:41 -0700
Bob Glauber, of Newsday, reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos), who is serving 3 1/2 years in prison on robbery and illegal weapons charges, would like to play football again when he gets out of prison. Clarett, who blogs from prison, said he cannot accept how things ended, noted his mind is right and said his life is in order. He will theoretically be freed in time for the 2010 season.
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 22:24:25 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett has been transferred to a single cell at the Toledo Correctional Institution to finish out the remainder of his sentence. Clarett will not be isolated from other inmates and will be able to exercise and eat with others. A judge sentenced Clarett to at least 3 1/2 years in prison on charges of aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.
Mon, 18 Sep 2006 10:25:36 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, ESPNews reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Monday, Sept. 18, and he will have to serve at least 42 months behind bars. The verdict covers both the five counts of weapons charges Clarett was indicted on Thursday, Sept. 7, and the robbery and concealed weapon charges from earlier in the year.
Thu, 07 Sep 2006 12:31:21 -0700
NBC4i.com reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett has been indicted on five counts of weapons charges Thursday, Sept. 7, by a Franklin County grand jury. The charges are from Clarett's August arrest where he is accused of leading police on a shor chase. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien's office said Clarett was indicted on five counts and faces third- and fourth-degree weapons and fleeing offense with one-year firearm specifications. The specifications call for a one-year mandatory incarceration if he is
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 22:49:49 -0700
ESPN.com reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett has ties to an alleged member of an Israeli crime organization, according to ESPN. Clarett got involved in the organization shortly after leaving Ohio State and Clarett's attorney said Clarett may have been in possession of firearms during his arrest last week to protect himself against mob activity. Nick Mango, Clarett's attorney, said his client has repeatedly received death threats over the past year but that the cryptic postcard sent last week has him wondering about Clarett's ties to an alleged mob enforcer. A rapper friend of Clarett's introduced the running back to Hai Waknine in Los Angeles. Waknine is a convicted felon who prosecutors believe is a part of the Israeli crime organization, The Jerusalem Group. Waknine became Clarett's sponsor and set him up with cash, a BMW, bodyguards, drivers and beachfront lodging in Malibu with the understanding that he would be reimbursed with 60 percent of Clarett's rookie contract. When Clarett was cut by the Denver Broncos, Waknine cut off Clarett financially. After Clarett's latest arrest, an anonymous phone call alerted Clarett's attorneys to his ties with Waknine and they grew more suspicious when the threatening postcard arrived, which may have come from Waknine.
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:07:31 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) will likely be issued a gag order by the judge handling his robbery case. Judge David Fais said, "This case will be tried in the courtroom and not in some newspaper or radio station or TV station or in some national publication." Assistant prosecutor Doug Stead requested the order after accusing the defense attorney of talking to reporters too much.
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:06:34 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) received a typewritten, "cryptic" threat at the law office that is representing him, according to his attorney Michael Hoague. The message was sent from Los Angeles and received Monday, Aug. 14. It was typed on a piece of paper, cut out and taped on a postcard. Hoague added, "We don't know quite what to make of it. It's very cryptic."
Fri, 11 Aug 2006 17:12:09 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett was ordered Friday, Aug. 11, to have a mental health evaluation after a highway chase and violent struggle with police who caught him with four loaded guns. Judge David Fais delayed the trial set to begin Monday, Aug. 14, on previous charges accusing the player of holding up two people outside a bar on New Year's Day. "I clearly understand everything, and I don't know why we have to drag this thing out," said Clarett, who scoffed, smiled and rolled his head back when Fais ordered the evaluation. Clarett, who wrote a few notes to his attorneys with his hands cuffed, said he was ready to go to trial. Fais also revoked Clarett's $1.1 million bond on the charges, meaning Clarett figures to remain in jail until the new trial starts Sept. 18.
Thu, 10 Aug 2006 19:23:01 -0700
The Associated Press reports a judge has set bail for former NFL RB Maurice Clarett at $5 million. Following his bizarre and violent encounter with police the day before, prosecutors had asked a judge to hold Clarett on at least $1 million bond. "We feel he's a threat to the community," assistant prosecutor Chris Brown said. His lawyer, Nick Mango, called the $5 million bond excessive, adding that his client would not likely be able to post it. Prosecutors initially asked the judge to hold Clarett without bond, in part because he had been driving just a few blocks from the home of a woman scheduled to testify against him in his robbery trial, which starts Monday, Aug. 14. Police said more charges are possible, and federal agents said they are eyeing whether Clarett violated federal gun laws that prohibit having a firearm while under indictment.
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 11:29:07 -0700
During his press conference Wednesday, Aug. 9, Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said the team tried its best to reach out to free agent RB Maurice Clarett while Clarett was in the team's training camp last season, but that Clarett was never receptive to the organization. "We tried to reach him quite a bit when he was here. What he did have here was a lot of support from our veterans. Our players tried to really take care of this guy, and he wanted no part of it. That was one of the reasons he didn't make our football team. I don't think I've ever been around a bunch of guys reaching out to a guy more than Maurice, trying to help him, and the guy not wanting that help. That's a shame because as we all know, everybody's got issues. He was one of the few players we've had who didn't want to be helped." Clarett was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit early Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 09:14:26 -0700
The Associated Press reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and failing to maintain a continuous lane following a highway chase early Wednesday, Aug. 9, that ended with police using mase on Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the former Ohio State running back was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police found four loaded guns, including a 9 mm handgun, in Clarett's sport utility vehicle.
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:20:32 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Jul 2006 19:32:34 -0700
The Associated Press reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) has fired attorneys William Settina and Robert Krapenc two weeks before his trial for aggravated burglary and weapons charges. They filed a motion Monday, July 24, saying they do not want to continue as Clarett's lawyers, claiming he did not pay their fees and is not cooperating in his own defense. Courth documents do not list any other attorney for Clarett. Common Pleas Judge David S. Fais has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, July 27, to address the situation.
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 22:19:44 -0700
Brian Lavrich, of the Tribune Chronicle, reports the Mahoning Valley HitMen have said for weeks that NFL free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) will suit up and play this winter. Clarett attended a team news conference Thursday, July 13. "This is a great opportunity for me to get back onto the football field," Clarett said. "This is a step back to the NFL. The one thing I can do is play football." Clarett denied signing a contract, but, when asked whether he was going to play with the HitMen, he said he's, "One hundred percent sure." Neither Clarett nor HitMen general manager/coach Jim Terry would elaborate on what the sticking point is in contract negotiations. They did reveal that the contract would be for two years. Clarett said he was in negotiations with the Mahoning Valley Thunder, Youngstown's ArenaFootball2 team, but they didn't offer enough money.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 16:59:15 -0700
ESPN reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) is close to signing with the Mahoning Valley Hitmen, one of four teams in the Eastern Indoor Football League.
Wed, 12 Apr 2006 06:45:36 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports USC RB LenDale White does not like the comparisons being made of him to former NFL RB Maurice Clarett. "I am not Maurice Clarett," White said upon his return to Denver, where he will attempt to rehabilitate his injured hamstring and bruised image in the next couple of weeks. "I never violated team rules. I never robbed anyone," he said. "I just haven't run a 40-yard dash and I gained five pounds. That's all that has happened." White, who played at 252 pounds in the Rose Bowl national championship game against Texas, weighed 244 at USC's pro day. He was 238 at the combine. "I'd be shocked if I'm not a first-round pick," White said. "Some people say top 10, some people say second round. It's just talk. Nobody knows."
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:04:22 -0700
The Associated Press reports a fire gutted the first floor of a condominium where former NFL RB Maurice Clarett was staying with his girlfriend, two other couples and a baby, firefighters said. The fire started Sunday morning, April 9, while Clarett and his girfriend were out to breakfast. No one who was inside in the condo was hurt. Investigators have not determined how the fire started.
Mon, 03 Apr 2006 18:35:14 -0700
Jason Cole, writing for NBCSports.com, reports USC RB LenDale White is being mentioned in the same company as free agent RB Maurice Clarett. An NFL exeutive said, "We had one of our scouts go up and ask him what was going on (after White didn't run). The kid said his hamstring was tight or something like that. Then we tried to find out when he was going to run and he didn't know. It didn't even sound like he was going to run. What does this kid think?" A former USC offensive player who once was a teammate of White's said, "The guy can play, but he just gets by. He coasted in practice and he coasted in the offseason. He came in thinking he just had to put in his time and that's what you see now." The teammate added that the things White was able to do was because he played next to RB Reggie Bush and the other guys around him. He added that White would be amazing if he really worked at it.
Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:35:48 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Feb. 21, to charges that he flashed a gun at two people and took a cell phone. Prosecutors allowed Clarett to enter his plea on robbery charges Tuesday, avoiding his arraignment in court scheduled to Friday, Feb. 24.
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 09:33:20 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett has been indicted on robbery and concealed gun chargers, according to a prosecutor. If convicted of the robbery charges, Clarett would face up to 26 years in prison.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 16:47:55 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett waived his right to a preliminary hearing as prosecutors prepared to ask a grand jury to charge him with using a gun to rob two people Wednesday, Jan. 11. The hearing had been set for Thursday, Jan. 12, in Franklin County Municipal Court.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 11:10:38 -0800
Associated Press reports former NFL RB Maurice Clarett appeared in court in handcuffs and jail-issue clothing Tuesday, Jan. 3, when a judge set bond at $50,000 on charges that Clarett robbed two people with a gun. Clarett will have to post 10 percent of the bond. He did not enter a plea and did not speak in court. His next hearing is Jan. 12.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:41:58 -0800
ESPN.com reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) will plead not guilty to charges of robbing two people outside of a bar Sunday, Jan. 1. Clarett turned himself into police Monday, Jan. 2 and will be jailed in court overnight. His lawyer, Percy Squire, said Clarett would enter his not guilty plea when he appears in court Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 19:28:09 -0800
ESPN.com reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett has turned himself into police after he allegedly robbed two people outside of a bar Sunday, Jan. 1.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 19:26:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports Lucas Nyarko, who was allegedly robbed by free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) Sunday, Jan. 1, says he is not sure if it was Clarett who robbed him. Nyarko told The Columbus Dispatch that he just hopes it was someone who looks like Clarett. He also told police that he couldn't identify the man who robbed him as Clarett, but police continued to search for him anyway. Nyarko said it was his friend who identified the man as Clarett after looking at photographs and the bar owner where the robbery took place also knew the former Ohio State running back.
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:36:35 -0800
The Associated Press reports former freee agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) was accused of using a gun to rob two people in an alley behind a bar early Sunday, Jan. 1, and taking a cell phone, police said. According to police, he left the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and got only the cell phone from his alleged victims. Neither was hurt. Clarett is wanted on two counts of suspicion of aggravated robbery, police said.
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 08:31:10 -0700
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports free agent RB Maurice Clarett (Broncos) hasn't been contacted by any teams since his release from the Denver Broncos.
Thu, 01 Sep 2005 06:50:58 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports former Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett went unclaimed off the waiver wire Wednesday, Aug. 31, after his official release from the Broncos on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 10:48:27 -0700
ESPNews reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Maurice Clarett wants to catch on with another NFL team.
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:17:16 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis dismissed any possibility that the Bengals would sign RB Maurice Clarett, recently released by the Denver Broncos.
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 17:15:46 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed and explained why RB Maurice Clarett will be released in the Aug. 30 roster cutdown. "He wasn't going to be one of our top four running backs," Shanahan said following afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 29. "I've been really pleased with our running backs."
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:33:24 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Denver Broncos have informed rookie RB Maurice Clarett he will be released. By releasing him, the Broncos won't take any cap hit. It also appears unlikely that they would sign him to their practice squad although that remains an option if head coach Mike Shanahan is interested.
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 10:30:53 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) did not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27. It was the third straight game he did not see any action. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he did not know if Clarett would make the final roster.
Sat, 27 Aug 2005 18:58:25 -0700
CBS Sports reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) regained a lot of confidence by returning to practice over the past week. However, he still has a long way to go. According to head coach Mike Shanahan, Clarett thinks he knows how to practice but he truly does not have any idea what hard work really is.
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:46:57 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) could be headed to the Injured Reserve list if his groin injury returns. The team could also have the thought process of releasing him and putting him on their practice squad, but that would open him up to other potential teams. If they elect to keep him on the active roster, it could force them to keep just one fullback.
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 18:50:06 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett is really on the bubble to make the team's final roster at this time.
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 06:51:39 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) continues to work well on the scout team, and he will get some playing time against the Arizona Cardinals in the team's last preseason game. Clarett will not play this Saturday, Aug. 27.
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:56:37 -0700
DenverBroncos.com's Andrew Mason reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 15:11:53 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 18. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Clarett looked pretty good. "He looked pretty good today. It didn't look like there were any problems. We've all got to practice," said Shanahan. Shanahan refused to discuss questions about Clarett's relationship with his teammates.
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 19:48:52 -0700
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Maurice Clarett (groin) will have a chance to compete for a spot on the team if he is able to return to practice soon. However, as reported, he was quick to point out Clarett cannot compete if he is not able to practice.
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 18:31:50 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) remains sidelined with a groin injury. He missed practice again Wednesday, Aug. 17. Head coach Mike Shanahan addressed Clarett's chances of being on the team's roster, and his words sounded a strong note that reflected the cutthroat nature of the competition for a place among the 53 players an NFL team carries into the regular season. "If everybody's here, he should be concerned about making this football team," Shanahan said. "If you're not (concerned), then you're not a realist, and if you're not practicing, then obviously it doesn't help your chances." Clarett has not been at full speed in nearly two weeks with the injured groin.
Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:38:21 -0700
Andrew Mason, of the DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) remains sidelined with a groin injury. He did not practice Tuesday morning, Aug. 16.
Tue, 16 Aug 2005 10:41:35 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) did not practice again Monday, Aug. 15, has had four rehabilitation workouts each day and could return to practice as soon as Tuesday, Aug. 16. Clarett said he will continue to rehab the injury and he has been running in a therapy pool. Because the team is deep at running back, they aren't expected to push Clarett. In regards to his roster status, Clarett said he is not worried about it. Should the injury worsen, he could wind up on injured reserve.
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:24:45 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) remained sidelined Monday, Aug. 15, with a groin injury. Clarett said he received treatment on the groin "twice a day," in the past week. Clarett emerged from a Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, workout session unsure of when he might be able to return to practice. Clarett continues to work on recovery. "I'm progressing every day," he said. "All I can do is rehab right now, and that's pretty much it."
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:51:46 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Maurice Clarett (groin) is still "quite sore" and he does not feel his groin injury has improved much from last week. Shanahan said the team will have to wait and see but noted they thought he would be improving after three or four days with a lot of treatment. He added it is "a little discouraging."
Sat, 13 Aug 2005 16:37:34 -0700
DenverBroncos.com reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) is not playing in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13.
Fri, 12 Aug 2005 17:19:07 -0700
Associated Press reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) is undergoing rehab on his injured groin and working out a couple times per day in addition to receiving treatment four times per day. The team is hopeful he can return following their first preseason game.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 16:40:39 -0700
The Associated Press reports an MRI performed on Denver Broncos rookie RB Maurice Clarett (groin) shows no sign of a tear in his groin muscle. Clarett has been slowed by a groin injury for most of camp, and re-aggravated it recently. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he hopes Clarett can return to practice Monday, August 15.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 13:30:47 -0700
ESPNews reports Denver Broncos RB Maurice Clarett (groin) will not play in the team's first preseason game.