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Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett (13) celebrates his touchdown in overtime of the Fiesta Bowl against Miami in Tempe, Ariz., in this Jan. 2003 file photo. Clarett's score gave the Buckeyes a 31-24 win and the BCS championship. Ohio State started the year under Clarett's cloud but now is heading into the national championship with that chapter seemingly closed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
In this Nov. 2003 file photo, Ohio State freshman tailback Maurice Clarett (13) rounds the corner past Michigan defensive back Jeremy LeSueur (21) during the first quarter of the Buckeyes 14-9 victory over Michigan in Columbus. Buckeyes freshman tailback Maurice Clarett _ playing in his only game against the Wolverines. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Ex-Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett (right) has his handcuffs removed by a Deputy Sheriff before a courtroom hearing in April 2010, in Columbus. A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Clarett to move to a smaller detention facility in Columbus. Clarett, who led the Buckeyes to the 2002 national championship in his only college season, served 3 years in prison for aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.(AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)
This Sept. 2010, file photo shows Maurice Clarett speaking to reporters following team practice with the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, in Omaha, Neb. Clarett says he would spend another year with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks if they want him back. He told The Associated Press that the Nighthawks' opportunity has been "a blessing from God." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
In this Sept. 2010, file photo, the Omaha Nighthawks' running back Maurice Clarett catches a pass during warmups prior to UFL football game against the Hartford Colonials, in Omaha, Neb. After 3 and a half years in a prison cell, the sound of people cheering and rooting for him has helped Maurice Clarett make the transition back to a routine life. Clarett, a month into a stint with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, said it has taken him time to get back into playing shape after not playing competitively since he led the Buckeyes to the 2002 national championship. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
COLUMBUS: Before 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith became Ohio State’s starting quarterback, one teammate foreshadowed his arrival with a comment along the lines of, “We have talent you haven’t seen yet.”