Maurice Clarett decision coming Monday

Updated: August 29, 2010, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- The general manager of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks says the team will decide Monday whether to sign Maurice Clarett to a contract.

The team put Clarett through a private workout and physical Sunday, and general manager Rick Mueller said the former Ohio State star running back looked good. Mueller declined to comment on specifics.

Mueller said he, coach Jeff Jagodzinski and UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue would meet to discuss whether to give the 26-year-old Clarett a chance to make a comeback in the minor league.

Clarett ran into trouble after leading Ohio State to the 2002 national championship. He served 3½ years in prison for having a hidden gun and holding up two people outside a Columbus, Ohio, bar, then spent 4½ months in a lockdown dormitory.


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