posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 03:38 PM
Maurice Clarett will hire an agent this week, ending any possibility that the running back would return to college next season.
Clarett, who has been counseling with a fairly prominent agent over the past week, has not yet signed the pertinent documentation to hire him, and so
technically has not yet forfeited his remaining college eligibility.
Clarett's attorney, Alan Milstein, said Monday that the former Ohio State star was working with an agent in preparation for the combine. Milstein
would not identify the agent. "He does have one," Milstein said.
The NFL Players Association, which accredits agents and oversees representation matters, does not yet have a standard representation agreement on file
Clarett ran for 1,237 yards and led Ohio State to a national championship as a freshman in the 2002 season. But the school suspended him before last
season for accepting money from a family friend and for lying about it to NCAA and university investigators.