Friday, August 11, 2006

Follow Up to Yesterday's Post

In yesterday's post, I went off on Maurice Clarett, calling him a dumbass for all the stupid shit he's pulled over the last couple years. Well, I still stand by that. I also said that there might be some very good reasons for Clarett's behavior. Apparently, I'm not the only to wonder this. The judge presiding over the robbery and gun charge case, David Fais (this is not the same judge who set his bail at $5 million), has ordered that Clarett undergo a "mental health evaluation" before the trial. To quote those old Guinness adds, "Brilliant!" Why has no one thought of this before?!?

The best part, Clarett thinks it's completely unnecessary. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, after Judge Fais order the eval, Clarett said, "I clearly understand everything, and I don't know why we have to drag this thing out." Hello! Do we need to go over you list of Dumbass Moves again? I think this will be a good thing, regardless of what the results are. We'll either know he's nuts, or if he's not, they can put him away longer. Either way, it could be good.


jbwritergirl said...

Just try to remember that when some of these guys are in high school, if their sporting ability is superb, many teachers forgive bad grades--thus the dumb ass in later life.

RogueHistorian said...

Oh without a doubt! This very well could be his biggest problem. I just wonder because you have seen other pampered high school and college athletes who have managed to learn they are NOT the big fish in the little pond now. They are the rookie and their skills "mean precicely dick" (to quote Men in Black). The problem is we never hear about them because they figure it out and then don't get in trouble.