Maurice Clarett signs with UFL, Nighthawks.

BigBob

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett has signed a one-year contract with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

Clarett met Monday with team officials and UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue, who gave his blessing.

Clarett was expected to be on the practice field Monday night for his first football activity since he was a bust with the Denver Broncos and spent 3½ years in prison for having a hidden gun and holding up two people outside a Columbus, Ohio, bar, in 2006.
I don't think you can really call him an NFL bust, but he did fuck up by being hard headed. He was a great football player who should've just followed the Draft rules like everyone else. I do hope this gives him a fresh start and we see him in the NFL at some point.
 

Babe_Ruth

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This can turn out into an incredible story if he ever makes it to the NFL. He's been working his butt off in recent months to play professional Football again. I really do hope that he makes it to the NFL one day, I was a fan of his while he was a Buckeye, but everything went downhill for him after. It's good to see him get his life back on track.
 

Major

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The guy is an idiot and I feel sorry for him, but I'd like to see him get back on his feet and succeed in football. He's an extremely talented player, so hopefully he'll get in great shape and get his head back on straight.
 

Babe_Ruth

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He's ten pounds lighter than he was back in College, but the coach of the Nighthawks says he's in great shape right now. He supposedly didn't lose much of his football skills either since the coach mentioned that we don't need to teach him much since he has God given talents.

Ahman Green is currently his mentor right now, I think it's a good thing to have a person like Green looking out for him at this point.
 

Doc

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I really hope this kid is turning his life around. That mess with trying to enter the draft early really messed up his chances in the NFL. He ended up screwing himself over by not staying in shape when he got his shot with the Broncos. His off the field conduct only made things worse.

He deserves a shot and the CFL/UFL has been a great way for many players to work their way back into the NFL.