On December 9, 2013, a buddy of mine named Jay Kimball, an Ohio State alum living in New Jersey, had the opportunity to meet Maurice Clarett at an advanced screening of the program. Jay e-mailed me during the day, asking me if I had one question for Maurice Clarett, and I had a very obvious, but important question ~
What Is Your Biggest Regret?
Below are Jay's comments from an e-mail reply he sent to me, and a picture of Jay with Maurice Clarett. I hope you enjoy Jay's comments, and I am looking forward to watching "Youngstown Boys" at 9pm EST on ESPN on December 14th. Go Bucks!
This was a screening of the ESPN 30 for 30 called "Youngstown Boys" which premieres on Saturday night after the Heisman show. It was at my high school Paramus Catholic just for the kids. I got a call this afternoon to stop by. He did a Q&A after. His answers were not scripted and seemed honest. I think he has great potential as a public speaker but he needs a little work on his delivery. I asked him about his greatest regret. I prefaced it by stating that he was Mr. Football in Ohio 2001, Big Ten Freshman of the Year 2002 and National Champion 2002. I graduated in '89 and but for my Freshman year we were in the woods until Tressel came in, then Clarett, etc. So he was a great source of pride and then to hear about a robbery occurring in an alley right behind the bars on High Street and then prison was a great source of shame. He had the opportunity to set himself and his entire family for life with an NFL contract. What is your biggest regret?