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Sitting Down With Special Guest Maurice Clarett

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Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel devotes the entire January 12, 2020 episode of For the Defense to Special Guest and former Ohio State Buckeyes Running Back Maurice Clarett. Hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, and one of the most exciting high school and college football players of all time, Clarett rushed for over 1,230 yards with 18 touchdowns as a Freshman, helping the Buckeyes solidify a 14-0 record and 2002 BCS National Championship.

Despite his on-field talent, Clarett became known for his off-field troubles, which began as a young man and came to a head when he was dismissed from OSU in his Sophomore year after being accused of accepting illegal benefits, as well as his high-profile legal battle challenging the NFL over draft eligibility rules that players be 3 years removed from high school.

During the show, Clarett speaks candidly with Attorneys Brad Koffel and Eric Wlilison about his personal legal troubles, including a string of arrests and 4 years in prison, his life after imprisonment and work as a motivational speaker for athletic programs around the country, and how “street life” and crime can compromise the futures of talented yet impressionable youth.