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Football was all Clarett had

When Maurice Clarett lost football, he lost everything. That's why his arrest this week was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Updated: August 14, 2006, 2:09 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

How do you recognize a blessing in disguise?

Does it happen when you are at the Ohio State University, scoring the winning touchdown in the national championship game your freshman year? Or does it occur when they ended your college career, when Jim Brown shows up in your life to play counselor and adviser in your fight to get into the NFL two years before you are allowed to? Or does it occur when a groin pull pulls you out of contention for a roster spot on an NFL team and, for the first ...

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