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Lawyer defends Clarett, says he did not resist arrest

Updated: August 13, 2006, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett was sprayed with pepper spray and struck after he surrendered following an early morning chase last week, his lawyer said Sunday.

"It is our contention that both of those things occurred after he was in handcuffs," said attorney Michael Hoague, who added that his client obeyed police commands.

Hoague is representing Clarett in an unrelated robbery trial that was to start Monday but postponed until September ...

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