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Suspended tailback facing criminal charge

Updated: September 9, 2003, 11:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett was charged Tuesday with lying about items stolen from a car he had been driving.

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Clarett was charged with misdemeanor falsification, city attorney spokesman Scott Varner said. If convicted, Clarett would face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that the school is ready to cut ties with the star running back.

Tressel said he does not expect Clarett to return this season to the ...

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