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Was Claretts fall inevitable? (1 Viewer)

Csonka4life

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I told some friends that when he was cut by the Broncos he was going to be arrested for criminal activities within a year or two. Or sooner if his money ran out before then. Was this inevitable the way his life has been spinning out of control....... :(

 
Don't you need to be up before you can fall?
MVP on a college national champion as a freshman comes close to being on top no?As I recall there was talk at the time about his sure-fire first round potential.

I am not sure his downfall was inevitable but the path he has followed has an eerily familiar ring to it.

Some people just don't get it and they don't have anyone to beat "it" into their heads before the fall.

 
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Don't you need to be up before you can fall?
MVP on a college national champion as a freshman comes close to being on top no?As I recall there was talk at the time about his sure-fire first round potential.

I am not sure his downfall was inevitable but the path he has followed has an eerily familiar ring to it.

Some people just don't get it and they don't have anyone to beat "it" into their heads before the fall.
Ok, I was just thinking NFL terms because lots of college kids were great who never even get a shot at the NFL. He was a star in college...
 
He was a star one year. He obviously had many problems which included living in his own bizarre reality. It was bound to happen. Had he kept his crap together at OSU he might be just fine now, possibly playing for another national today today. Fact is he's too old now to make excuses. He's a lazy liar and a jerk, good riddance.

 
Inevitable would indicate that he had no choice or potential to alter this outcome and I think that is simply not true. He isn't completely to blame either as he has been coddled and pampered since the first time he showed signs that he had above average football skills. I can only assume that this had to skew his understanding of how society functions and the need for personal responsibility.That being said he is still personally responsible for the actions he chose and insurance fraud is a pretty weighty and far from random crime to choose to commit. Once I saw him unapologetic for trying to scam his insurance company and drop out of college to challenge the NFL's entrance policies I had a sneaking suspician that he didn't have the maturity to understand that he had to work to succeed rather than ride moderate natural ability and other people's good graces.It is too bad not because he won't play in the NFL, but because he may never realize that these problems are his responsibility and need to be dealt with on his own. As long as he can't figure this out he stuck in neutral. I hate to see him become a statistic.

 
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I have followed him closely. What I think is inevitable is the string of bad decisions. They just keep coming. There seems to be no end in sight. But boy did OSU do the right thing or what? They were highly criticized for dumping him but clearly they knew what they were doing. You cannot have someone like this on your team.Alot of blame has to go to his mother. She put him in bad situations and never did anything to actually help succeed. Anytime someone wanted to help she closed them out. She was greedy and wanted his NFL money now. Couldn't wait. Ruined him. I hope she's happy now. She put her son in jail. She put him on a bad path.

 
My wife and I put Clarett on our "people who things are going to end badly" list before he was drafted by the Broncos. He is a person who does not get "it" and still got chances, but failed to recognize real opportunity versus the dreams of money and the lifestyle that go with it. Basically, all he had to do was stay in his shoes for two more years at OHIO State and he would have been drafted higher with the large signing bonus that he wanted. In the end, he and who ever he was listening to did not even have the understanding that six-figure signing bonus that 3rd round picks is his only guarantee. It was not inevitable, but stereotypically predictable.

 

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