Maurice Clarett cited for OVI in Morrow County

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (WCMH) – Former Buckeye running back Maurice Clarett was cited over the weekend for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records.

Clarett was pulled over Sunday afternoon on Interstate 71 in Morrow County by troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The former Buckeye was cited for OVI and a turn signal violation.

According to the citation, Clarett refused to take a breath test. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 7.

Clarett was released from probation in February of 2015 after serving three and a half years in prison for robbery.

In the years since getting out, Clarett has become a motivational speaker and he now runs an industrial cleaning company. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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