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Ohio State’s Clarett would know

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett blames athletes rather than coaches and fans for the culture that created problems in the Buckeyes’ football program. “There’s no secret regime, there’s no secret congregation of people who sit around at Ohio State who gives young guys money,” Clarett said Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show. “Anything that any player goes and gets is all based on him and who he meets in the community. The coaches and the university have no control over what the young guy’s doing.” Clarett, who led Ohio State to a national championship in 2002, was suspended the following summer for taking improper benefits, including cars. He never played in another college game. – Associated Press