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Let Me Out!: Former OSU Football Star Maurice Clarett wants Early Prison Release

Posted: Apr 07, 2010 9:11 AM EDT Updated: Apr 07, 2010 9:13 AM EDT

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COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – Former Ohio State University football star and NFL hopeful Maurice Clarett wants out of jail early.

Clarett was jailed in September 2006 and is currently serving a seven year sentence for improper use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, weapon under disability and failure to comply with order or signal.

A hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Franklin County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. Clarett hopes to be released to a halfway house to finish out the remainder of his sentence. Read the court document here!

Clarett, a former running back, helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win a national championship in 2002. He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos but never played in a regular season game.

In August 2006, Clarett was arrested following a police chase over a traffic violation. Police found an AK-47 with 35 rounds in a magazine along with three pistols in his car. There was also an open bottle of vodka and a hatchet in the car.

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