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INDIANAPOLIS – A year ago, Maurice Clarett stood before NFL executives and smiled like a cartoon cat with canary feathers hanging from his mouth.
He had used the legal system to bully his way into the NFL draft, then arrived at the 2004 NFL scouting combine unprepared, overweight and with his ego having chomped through its leash. He was the draft's out-of-control televangelist, sinning, spinning and winning.
And then he lost. Over and over.
Almost nine months have passed since Clarett was denied admittance into the 2004 draft, and it has been nearly a full year since he tried to put his act over on the NFL's combine congregation. Here on Thursday he met with the media and claimed renewed faith in doing things the right way. The performance lacked only Jimmy Swaggart's tears.
Here's what you are going to hear in the aftermath of Clarett's meeting with the media on Thursday: He's a changed man, he's been humbled, he'sRead More »from Born-again Buckeye