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Life continues, despite lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett started his fall quarter
at Ohio State on Thursday.

The suspended tailback, who remains on scholarship, reported to
his first day of class, athletic department spokesman Steve Snapp
said. Other classes for the quarter started Wednesday but Clarett's
first class wasn't until Thursday.

Snapp would not name Clarett's courses. The sophomore is
majoring in family resource management.

On Tuesday, Clarett sued the NFL, seeking to throw out a league
rule and allow him to be drafted in 2004. He would not otherwise be
eligible until 2005, his third year out of high school.

Clarett, who rushed for 1,237 yards and led Ohio State to a
national championship as a freshman last season, is suspended for
at least a year after an investigation determined he broke NCAA
rules concerning benefits for athletes and lying to investigators.