Report: Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett cited for DUI
A Columbus TV station, 10TV, reported that former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence.
Clarett, 32, was reportedly pulled over for changing lanes without signaling at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. According to the report, Clarett refused to take a breathalyzer test and was arrested for OVI.
He also reportedly refused chemical testing and was later released to another driver.
The Columbus Dispatch confirmed Clarett’s citation.
The former Buckeye tailback had his struggles with alcohol and drugs after he was dismissed from Ohio State for various off-field issues.
Clarett had been working to live a clean life after he was released from prison following a 2006 armed robbery arrest. He was serving as a public speaker at various schools, youth camps and prisons.
Clarett was the subject of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Youngstown Boys” which chronicled his rise and fall from superstardom at Ohio State, and also showed the life he built after his felony arrest.
He had been welcomed back by the university as a speaker, and had was allowed to work out with current Ohio State players.
No other details of the arrest have been made available.