VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
Maurice Clarett, After three-and-a-half years in prison, will return to Columbus -- but not the football field.
Ohio State has granted Clarett re-entry to its College of Education and Human Ecology -- a program which he originally enrolled in 2002. That year proved to be Clarett's last at the university, as he helped the Buckeyes to a national championship before being suspended from the program for filing a false police report.
Despite his Ohio State obstacles, Clarett conquered doubters temporarily. He left the 2005 NFL draft board on day one, going to the Denver Broncos in the third round when many slotted him as a sixth-round selection at best. But more legal troubles kept the running back from ever taking a snap on the field.