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Maurice Clarett is offering his services to the Cleveland Browns after Richardson trade

09/19/2013 at 9:40 am By

Maurice Clarett BrownsThe Cleveland Browns shocked the NFL world on Wednesday afternoon when they traded 2012 first-round pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round pick. Obviously, this leaves the Browns in need of a running back.

Despite the fact that there are reports that the Browns will sign Willis McGahee, pending a physical, that didn’t stop a former college star and bad news bringer from offering his services to the Browns.

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett sent out this tweet addressed to the team:

Further pleading his case, he then sent out this tweet:

Clarett played for the Buckeyes in the 2002 season, amassing 1,237 yards and 18 touchdowns in 11 games as a freshman. However, he was then suspended for the 2003 season for a laundry-list of infractions, including filing a false police report. After trying to sue the NFL to be eligible for the 2004 NFL Draft, an ultimately unsuccessful venture, Clarett has floundered ever since.

After being drafted and cut by the Broncos in 2005, Clarett has played in the American Indoor Football League, United Football League, and, most recently, playing Rugby for the Columbus affiliate of Tiger Rugby in May.

Clarett has undoubtedly had his legal troubles along the way, including multiple arrests and the NFL lawsuit. He may very well be past that, but he’s also 29 years old at this point and doesn’t seem to have much going for him in the way of football-related prospects.

There’s no way of confirming, but I would suspect the Browns respectfully declined his offer to try out for them.

H/T to Eye on Football.

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