Anybody with common sense knows the absurdity of choosing a role model just because someone is famous or entertains us - see Kurt Cobain, Dennis Rodman, Jose Canseco, etc. Now we have another chapter in the sad story of an athlete who could have used a role model of his own. ESPN reports that former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett was arrested early this morning after leading police on a chase. Officers used a stun gun, and then mace to finally apprehend Clarett, and a search of his SUV yielded 4 loaded guns - including a 9mm under the driver's seat and an assault rifle on the passenger seat - and a half-full bottle of vodka.
As you may know, this is not Clarett's first run-in with law enforcement, as explained in the article:
The 22-year-old Clarett is currently awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a separate case. He appeared at a 4 p.m. ET hearing Wednesday that was scheduled previously in relation to the January robbery case. A motion was made to revoke Clarett's bond in the case. Instead, bond has been raised to $1.1 million. If Clarett can post it, he must stay in Franklin County (the county Columbus is in), provide an address and adhere to a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Authorities said he was identified by witnesses as the person who flashed a gun and robbed two people of a cell phone in an alley behind the Opium Lounge in Columbus in the early hours of Jan. 1.