August 11, 2003

Jim Brown On Clarett Team

Jim Brown, (the greatest running back who ever walked the planet) was with Maurice Clarett today at a meeting with NCAA investigators on the Ohio State campus. The O-Zone has the whole story.

Brown had met Clarett at an awards dinner some time ago, and said he was there in a capacity as "friend of the family" and advisor of sorts. Brown spoke with the media about the ongoing investigation:

"I was contacted to exchange dialogue. I was invited to come here today because I'm a great Ohio State fan. Jim Tressel is a good friend and champion," Brown began.

"I think Maurice is an intelligent and fantastically talented young man. I want to give him all the support that I can in going through this investigation. He's been unreal as far as his cooperation. We're going to go back and huddle and have a conversation about what has been talked about here today and try and make some decisions on how to either assist them or do whatever is going to help them expedite whatever decision they have to make."

Vince Marrow, Clarett's cousin and confidant, who attended the meeting, expects Clarett to be cleared to resume practicing and playing for the Buckeyes as soon as this week. Said Marrow...

"Maurice is in good spirits and everything is going fine. I think this will be the last time that the NCAA comes in, but they still have to go back and decide what they're going to do, but I think it's going to be very positive."

Posted by dan at August 11, 2003 11:24 PM

A Miami of Ohio placekicker was arrested Friday and charged with a felony theft and a misdemeanor theft. His last name happens to be Parseghian. I'd interested to see how the Miami University football team treats him compared to Maurice Clarett. Parseghian admitted the theft and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, however he has powerful relatives behind him, namely Ara Parseghian. Maurice has been charged with nothing, yet he won't be playing OSU football this year. Parseghian's hearing is Sept. 11 in Oxford, Ohio.

Posted by: Robert Jackson at September 7, 2003 10:26 AM
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