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Ohio State Uni­ver­sity says for­mer foot­ball star Mau­rice

Clarett has been granted re-en­try to pur­sue his de­gree af­ter he spent more than three years in prison.

Clarett says in a state­ment that it is a “sur­real feel­ing to be back at Ohio State” and that he doesn’t want to be a “dis­trac­tion or nui­sance” to the foot­ball team or other stu­dents.

Clarett led the Buck­eyes to the 2002 na­tional cham­pi­onship in his only col­lege sea­son. He pleaded guilty in 2006 to ag­gra­vated rob­bery and car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon, and served 3½ years in prison, where he took col­lege-credit cour­ses.

Mau­rice Clarett

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