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Maurice Clarett says he got paid more in college than he did in the UFL

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Maurice Clarett's most recent comments that won't look very good on Ohio State will be passed off by many as the words of someone holding a grudge against his former school, and from someone who is not the most reliable of sources.

There's something to that. Clarett, since his magical freshman season at Ohio State, has gone on a pretty peculiar path that included a long jail stint. But, his latest comments about the good life he was living at Ohio State are sure to raise some eyebrows.

According to an excerpt from the book, "4th and Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream," by Monte Burke (the excerpt was posted by Deadspin), Clarett had some interesting comments including that he owned a brand new Cadillac and Lexus while at OSU:

He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. "I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes," Clarett says. "Away from class, anything you can think of I did in my 13 months at Ohio State." Drugs and women were two of the things. Cars were another—he owned three of them at a time, including a brand-new Cadillac and Lexus. "I was living the NFL life in college," he says. "I got paid more in college than I do now in the UFL."

This isn't the first claim from Clarett that he got gifts and his schooling wasn't exactly difficult while he was at Ohio State. He was suspended for accepting improper benefits.

We're not sure how Clarett knows about "the NFL life," considering he turned down any guaranteed money in his rookie contract after the Broncos made the indefensible decision to draft him in the third round, and was so bad the Broncos didn't even let him play in a preseason game before cutting him, but he probably has heard about it from others.

And, he does know all about the UFL life, and he probably doesn't have brand new Cadillacs and Lexuses in his garage anymore. Maybe he should see if he has any college eligibility left to use.

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