I wonder if one day we'll use the name Clarett not as a name, but instead as a verb. Isn't it possible that one day I might say something to Jeffrey like: "I think he's going to pull a Clarett." Pulling a Clarett would be when an athlete shows glimpses of greatness, but the amount of hype surrounding him/her, most it of self-produced, or the fact that the athlete thinks they are above the law or the system, could be too big for said athletes proverbial britches.
Maurice Clarett has managed to make a bed that nobody wants to lie in. Here's a guy who had one good college season and suddenly he believed he was the second coming of Walter Payton. Suddenly he thought he was bigger than the system (he wasn't) and he was going to be the next great pro running back in the NFL (he's not).
But all of the illegal money, all of the under-the-table agreements, all of the high weight weigh-ins, all of the too-slow 40 yard dashes, and all of the doubts that Maurice Clarett seemed to talk his way out of... none of those things matter today because today Maurice Clarett was cut from the Denver Broncos. The team that was willing to take a chance on the guy who nobody else wanted to take a chance on, was today proven that they made a bad choice.
Do you think now people will finally stop judging Clarett on one good college season? Do you think that they will finally see him for who he is: an underachieving waste of talent who has no right to have his name on the back of an NFL jersey because he didn't even have the strait forward decency to appreciate and honor the terrific God-given football talent that he had and just play the game and let the results speak themselves? Or will some other team be dumb enough to give him a chance to screw it up again?
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