Ex-OSU star Maurice Clarett admits DUI, gets 2 years’ probation

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MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted he drove under the influence.

Clarett pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended sentenced of 60 days in jail on Monday.

Court records show that all but three of those days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. His driver’s license has been suspended for 180 days.

Clarett was traveling on Interstate 71 in Morrow County on Jan. 3. A fellow motorist followed him for about 20 minutes and reported seeing him driving erratically.

Clarett was released from probation last February after a 2006 conviction on robbery and gun charges.

Clarett started at Ohio State for one season. He rushed for a team freshman record 1,237 yards and scored 18 touchdowns to help OSU to a 14-0 record and the 2002 BCS Championship

He didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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