Report: Former Ohio State QB Art Schlichter in trouble againFormer Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter could be in trouble — again.
According to a recent report in The Columbus Dispatch, Schlichter is being investigated in a million-dollar sports tickets scam. Sources told the newspaper Schlichter began soliciting people for money as part of an "investment opportunity" involving brokering and selling tickets for Ohio State football games and other prominent sporting events about two years ago. Schlichter then used the money collected to make large bets that two sources close to the investigation say exceeded six figures.
AdvertisementSchlichter, 50, was an All-American for the Buckeyes and the fourth pick of the 1982 NFL draft. He was suspended by the NFL in 1983 because of gambling and was out of the league two years later.
Schlichter also spent more than 10 years incarcerated in 44 prisons or jails for fraud and forgery for having swindled people out of money to feed his addiction to gambling, according to The Dispatch.