Maurice Clarett is ready to give football another chance. Now, he just needs someone to take a chance on him.
After rumors began swirling last week concerning a possible tryout with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, Clarett officially filed a motion in Franklin county to request permission to leave the state of Ohio.
Clarett isn't allowed to leave Ohio after being released from prison earlier this year. A ruling is expected on August 30.
Although Clarett's attorney, Michael Hoague, says his client is in great shape after working out before attending classes for the past four months, it remains to be seen if he can dust of his rust and make an impact in the UFL.
Will he succeed, or will he join the ranks of dozens of athletes throughout history who fell flat after attempting comebacks? Based on Clarett's extended absence from the gridiron, it seems reasonable to suggest that he would be advised to work to complete his degree, something he promised to do when he was released from prison.
Here's a look at the 10 of the most ill-advised comebacks in sports history.