Almost Home: Former OSU Football Star Maurice Clarett headed to a Halfway House

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COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Former Ohio State University football star and NFL hopeful Maurice Clarett got his wish.

The Youngstown native is being moved to a smaller community-based detention facility.

Clarett was jailed in September 2006 and is currently serving a seven year sentence for improper use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, weapon under disability and failure to comply with order or signal.

At Wednesday's 1:30 p.m. hearing in Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge David Fais cleared the way, permitting the move to Maryhaven.
[Read the court document here]

Clarett, a former running back, helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win a national championship in 2002. He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos but never played in a regular season game.

In August 2006, Clarett was arrested following a police chase over a traffic violation. Police found an AK-47 with 35 rounds in a magazine along with three pistols in his car. There was also an open bottle of vodka and a hatchet in the car.

Clarett will now be released within six months.

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