Nov 25: A Conversation with Maurice Clarett


Maurice Clarett | One and Done: How My Life Started When My Football Career Ended

Join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center for a special lunch event with former Ohio State football player Maurice Clarett. Clarett will discuss his new autobiography, One and Done: How My Life Started When My Football Career Ended, touching on identity, mental health, incarceration, the criminal justice system and his work to improve the lives of struggling student athletes.

When: Monday, November 25 at noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Room 352* Drinko Hall
Lunch will be provided.


Clarett’s autobiography charts his life from a childhood in Youngstown to the high of a National Championship-winning touchdown to the low of a prison sentence. Following an early release, in part for his active and enthusiastic participation in an integrated cognitive behavior curriculum offered at the Toledo Ohio Correctional Institute called Thinking for Change, Clarett has dedicated his life to sharing his story and creating support structures for other student athletes.

Proceeds from the sale of the book go toward the Red Zone Foundation which aims to establish the Clarett Wellness Center, a place where student athletes can get the emotional, social, psychological or academic support they need.

Clarett has found success as a public speaker and is President of the Red Zone, a CARF-accredited behavioral health agency he established focused on providing mental health counseling and substance abuse services to the communities of Columbus and Youngstown.

Learn more about Maurice Clarett, his book and his work at


*Event has been moved from its original location of Room 244 to accommodate a larger audience.