Clarett’s call for help

Two hours before his arrest, Maurice Clarett placed a call to ESPN’s Tom Friend. Friend writes about this call in a fascinating column about the events leading up to Clarett’s arrest.

Friend has some interesting theories about why Clarett was driving around town with loaded guns and a bullet-proof vest. Clarett had been hanging around with some questionable characters who had been giving him money and letting him live large before he screwed up in Denver last year, and now Clarett’s lawyer says Maurice had been receiving death threats.

He better be able to substantiate these threats, because Maurice just happened to be in the area of one of the witnesses scheduled to testify against him when the cops nabbed him the other night, so the prosecutors might choose to draw other conclusions.

In any event, I highly recommend reading Friend’s article.

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