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NFL Agent Tells All; Maurice Clarett Apparently an Observant Jew

Here’s an excerpt from the new book, Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football.” by Josh Lucas — a suspended NFL agent. Lucas is relating a story about meeting with former running back Maurice Clarett at the home of an Israeli real estate investor/mobster in California:

[Maurice had] been living with an Israeli Larry Flynt for months, absorbing the house culture, operating by the house rules. Maurice had seen that every Friday night, when the sun went down, no matter what they were doing, all work ended. Hai, his entourage and his family lit candles and said their evening prayers. So, at that moment, when the discussion wasn’t going his way, Maurice suddenly stood up and said, “This meeting is over. It’s Shabbat.” He walked out of the room.

Jack turned to me and said, “What’s he talking about?” I said, “I have no idea. Today is Wednesday.” I rode with Jack to the airport, apologizing, and he was very understanding.

As an Ohio State fan, this could be one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.


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