Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 12/15/12
Maurice Clarett has had a very difficult time keeping his life on track, to say the least.  The story is a long and complicated journey, and is rather quite intriguing.  One of the most interesting pieces of information that Clarett provided during one team meal during his UFL training camp, is the fact that he was paid during college.  And not that he just made money, but the fact that he says that he “was living the NFL life in college, I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL.”Obviously this gives credence to the “money handshakes” that many players were receiving from boosters, and the monetary payment he received for his performances.  The fact that he was paid more in college than the UFL is terrible, but not surprising.Now Clarett had been suspended for receiving improper benefits, and tried to enter the NFL Draft when that happened after his Freshman year.  He sued and it went all the way to the Supreme Court, but they upheld the NFL’s rule that you had to be out of High
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