Clarett Due In Court To Face OVI Charge

Jan 5, 2016

Maurice Clarett at recent press conference promoting Medicaid expansion
Credit WCBE Files

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is scheduled to appear in a Morrow County courtroom Thursday to face an OVI charge.

The Ohio Highway Patrol cited the 32-year-old on Sunday on I-71 during a traffic stop. Troopers were responding to reports of an erratic driver. Troopers say he refused to undergo field-sobriety and blood-alcohol tests. Clarett was sent to prison in 2006 on robbery and other charges. He has struggled with drug and alcohol problems since leaving OSU.