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Maurice Clarett given 2 years of probation after DUI

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio -- Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted he drove under the influence.

Clarett pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended sentenced of 60 days in jail Monday.

Court records show that all but three of those days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. His driver's license has been suspended for 180 days.

Clarett's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Clarett was traveling on Interstate 71 in Morrow County on Jan. 3. A fellow motorist followed him for about 20 minutes and reported seeing him driving erratically.

Clarett was released from probation in February 2015 after a 2006 conviction on robbery and gun charges.

He started at Ohio State for one season. Clarett rushed for a team freshman record 1,237 yards and scored 18 touchdowns to help OSU to a 14-0 record and the 2002 BCS Championship.