Maurice Clarett talks about returning from incarceration

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TOLEDO (WTVG) - Former Ohio State University football star Maurice Clarett spoke to individuals returning home from prison, giving advice and discussing real life challenges to successfully reentering society.

Clarett led OSU to a national championship in 2002.

After being kicked out of OSU due to multiple issues on the field and in the classroom and getting cut by the Denver Broncos during a comeback attempt, Clarett says his life spiraled out of control.

Drugs, alcohol, and depression led him back to life in the streets, and he was eventually convicted of armed robbery. He served three years at the Toledo Ohio Correctional Institute.

Tuesday, he returned to Toledo to speak to participants in the STAR Reentry Program.