November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former coach Jim Tressel is held by players from his 2002 National Championship team in a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN To Air 30 for 30 Film “Youngstown Boys” About Maurice Clarett, Jim Tressel


ESPN is set to air a new 30 for 30 film titled “Youngstown Boys,” documenting former Buckeyes running back Maurice Clarett and coach Jim Tressel.

Described by ESPN as “the interconnected journey and evolving relationship of two former Ohio State stars — RB Maurice Clarett and coach Jim Tressel.” Clarett and Tressel played critical roles in the Buckeyes’ 2002 National Championship, but Clarett’s career ended shortly after amidst NCAA investigations. Clarett attempted to enter the NFL draft early and was denied. In 2005, a year later, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos. However, that turned out to be a mistake, as Clarett was sentenced to prison in 2006 after a plea deal on a robbery charge. Tressel, of course, was forced to resign following the vacated 2010 season which resulted in the suspensions of five players.

Clarett’s been spending his time working on this movie for some time now. Meanwhile, his former coach now works at the University of Akron.

According to Clarett’s Twitter account, the documentary will air on December 14 after the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

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