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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Clarett skipping workout

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posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 07:22 PM
That's because the running back who won his challenge to the NFL's draft system announced he would skip Friday's workouts at the scouting combine and wait six more weeks before giving scouts a chance to evaluate his skills on the field.
The reason: he said he wanted more time to train after a suspension cost him his entire sophomore season at Ohio State.

Not everyone accepted the explanation, which could lower his position in the draft even more: the wait is clearly to get in shape after he weighed in at 237 pounds. In fact, his decision clearly antagonized a lot of the people he is supposed to be impressing.

"That's a farce," Buffalo Bills general manager Tom Donahoe said. "That was expected but that's ridiculous."

"I just want to see what he looks like," Detroit Lions president Matt Millen said. "We've got to do our homework and he's got to do his."

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