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Judges are assigned at random

Columbus, Ohio -- The son of former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes
has been assigned as the judge handling the case of suspended
Buckeye tailback Maurice Clarett.

Franklin County Municipal Judge Steven B. Hayes will preside
over the case. A pretrial hearing is set for October 3rd.

Cases are assigned to judges at random.

Clarett has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor falsification
charge, which has a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a
thousand dollar fine.

Clarett is charged with lying to police about items stolen in
April after a dealership's car he was borrowing was broken into.
The police report says cash and stereo equipment worth thousands of
dollars was taken.