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    Good article on Maurice Clarett

    http://deadspin.com/5967649/how-maur...ium=socialflow

    Good to see him getting his life together. To bad it only took prison to do it. Pretty juicy stuff in the article.
    I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes," Clarett says. "Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State." Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. "I was living the NFL life in college," he says. "I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL."
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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    One would hope that the NCAA would verify the "Paid more in College than the UFL" statement.
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    Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Pure waste of talent! Listened to the wrong people, and now not listening at all. But he may be speaking the truth.

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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Interesting article...I wish him the best on his new road.
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    Also indicates the usual NCAA attitude toward THE ohio state university. Don't ask too many questions, don't look too closely, keep your ear closed...after all osu would never do anythhing wrong. Unless I am mistaken the previous coach at osu (the vest) wais banned from all contact with THE u for 5 years...yet he was honored at halftime this year & carried from the field. NCAA?

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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    The NCAA's selective "hear no evil, see no evil" that they apply to certain schools didn't seem serve Clarett too well in the long run.

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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Everybody knew Ohio State was the dirtiest program in college football outside of USC. They made little effort to hide it and they got zero punishment for what was going on then. I'm not sure why they finally stepped in to shut down the money train. I guess it had just gotten to obvious and they felt they had to do something.
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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    the UFL is still around? i thought it had bombed out already.
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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaslammer View Post
    Everybody knew Ohio State was the dirtiest program in college football outside of USC. They made little effort to hide it and they got zero punishment for what was going on then. I'm not sure why they finally stepped in to shut down the money train. I guess it had just gotten to obvious and they felt they had to do something.
    Stepped in to stop the "money train"? We were busted because players were selling/trading their own stuff, which was/is against NCAA rules. We were not busted for paying players - that was not even a suggestion in the investigation. Tressel was busted for trying to cover it up.

    Not making excuses - we broke the rules and have to accept the punishment - but we were not busted for paying players. Whether or not the NCAA should have this kind of power is another story. I hate the NCAA, so am biased, but I'd like to see the entire organization disbanded.

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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Stepped in to stop the "money train"? We were busted because players were selling/trading their own stuff, which was/is against NCAA rules. We were not busted for paying players - that was not even a suggestion in the investigation. Tressel was busted for trying to cover it up.

    Not making excuses - we broke the rules and have to accept the punishment - but we were not busted for paying players. Whether or not the NCAA should have this kind of power is another story. I hate the NCAA, so am biased, but I'd like to see the entire organization disbanded.
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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Stepped in to stop the "money train"? We were busted because players were selling/trading their own stuff, which was/is against NCAA rules. We were not busted for paying players - that was not even a suggestion in the investigation. Tressel was busted for trying to cover it up.

    Not making excuses - we broke the rules and have to accept the punishment - but we were not busted for paying players. Whether or not the NCAA should have this kind of power is another story. I hate the NCAA, so am biased, but I'd like to see the entire organization disbanded.

    I hesitated posting this, with you in mind. And you are right, CJT was never linked to any ' play for pay' violations. that doesn't mean it did not happen. I am not naive enough to think nothing has ever happened at the U of A. Clarett got money from some where as evidenced by his new cars.
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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    I have to say this. The NCAA will go after the Big 10 and Pac-12 schools, but they employ a three strikes and you are out policy. There was a lot going on at Ohio State before they finally hit them (not all that hard mind you) for the whole improper benefits thing. There were a few incidents that popped up and it was obvious was had been going on. Ohio State managed to suspend the players, or kick them off the team and it was like it never happened. Alabama suspended players for the textbook thing, and still got hit pretty hard over textbooks! There was a clear double standard.

    USC was dirty, everyone knew they were dirty. It has been going on for a while with plenty of evidence. Finally, after incident after incident the NCAA decided to hit them. It's upsetting to us Alabama fans because we know any issue, anything, textbooks, a payer being paid for without his knowing or Alabama being involved, any of that is enough to trow Alabama under the bus. It annoys us to see how much other schools can get away with, especially the two conferences that stood up for their beloved NCAA and in doing so seemed to have been favored.

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    Re: Good article on Maurice Clarett

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaga View Post
    I hesitated posting this, with you in mind. And you are right, CJT was never linked to any ' play for pay' violations. that doesn't mean it did not happen. I am not naive enough to think nothing has ever happened at the U of A. Clarett got money from some where as evidenced by his new cars.
    I don't doubt that Clarett got money from boosters, just as I don't doubt that just about every great player at the big schools always have. My point was only about what we got busted for. If the NCAA shut down every school that had boosters "helping" players, we would all be left watching FCS football.

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