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Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

Posted on: February 6, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2011 1:56 pm
 
Art Schlichter is apparently the target of a federal investigation (US Presswire) Posted by Josh Katzowitz

One of the great quarterbacks in Ohio State history, Art Schlichter, has been in and out of prison for much of the last 30 years because of the need to feed his self-confessed gambling addiction.

In fact, he’s been to prison or jail 44 times, mostly for fraud and forgery and writing bad checks.

After he was released from prison in 2006, he vowed to a reporter that he would stay clean, and he wrote a book in 2009, called Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter that told his tales of highs and lows and about how his gambling addiction helped ruin huge parts of his life.

Apparently, he’s back at another low spot.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Schlichter is the target of a federal and local investigation “centering on a sports-ticket scheme that has swindled numerous people out of several million dollars.”

The big payoff was supposed to come around the Super Bowl, where Schlichter was going to sell dozens of tickets for hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the Dispatch’s sources, though, Schlichter couldn’t deliver the tickets, meaning some of his buyers are stranded in Dallas with no way to get into the game.

Schlichter, when contacted by the paper, said he would turn himself into authorities in the near future, writing in a text message, "It will help a lot of people. This addiction is a [expletive]."

In a life gone wrong, it’s just another sad, yet entirely predictable, moment for Schlichter.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:06 am
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

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Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: February 12, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Guy Should Run For President

Might be an improvement...



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

Yawkeeway2, now that we've got that all figured out, should we turn our attention to helping my poor Cubs? By the way, being a Cubs fan can be a dreadful addiction. :-)



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

Wow, way to take responsibility for your actions there Schlichter.  What a cavalier attitude to take about ripping people off.  Whatever your opinion on "addictions", since when is it okay to behave immorally, unethically or illegally and then just wave off your personal responsibility by tossing the word "addiction" out there?!  I'm aware this isn't new, and I'm also aware addictions are real (so stop your hate mail now), but what the he11?!  Vick, Tiger, Schlicterererer, and a host of athletes and celebrities have sure been quick to roll out this label and act as if they have no personal blame. If you have an addiction that's rough. Deal with it, get over it, manage it, whatever. The NBA doesnt set aside x number of slots for short people, dumb people don't get test score waivers to get into schools, unattractive people don't get put on the cover of magazines, and blue collar workers don't get to kick their boss in the package and then say "less wealthy" and walk away. Just about all of us have short comings we have to cope with and compensate for, or the world rolls right on by uncaring.  So let's not act like being addicted to something gets you a free pass at the responsibility counter, shall we?  What a [expletive]...



Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

44 arrests or trips to prision - result from 10 convictions (from what I see googling this).
and it looks like he is out on probation!
Hey I'm a Buckeye, but this guy is a blight on society and should be locked up for the next 25 years - no parole, no probation




Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:06 am
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

Yawkeeway2, back to your original post. If you are saying that people CHOOSE to things like eat, drink a beer, go to Vegas to play the slots, etc., who can argue that? In my mind the question is when does it become an addiction? My answer? Nobody knows. And nobody that has dealt with addictions ever had the opportunity to make a conscious choice to become addicted. That said, I guess I don't understand what 'choice' you were alluding to in your original post.
Hey Cubs - I was just saying that people chose to start doing negative things like drinking, slots, etc..I wasn't saying that they choose to become addicted to those things.  I was simply saying that it is a choice to START those destructive behaviors initially but it is out of someone's control when it comes to the addiction part..  Does that make sense?
Exactly..No one can really know when it becomes an addiction as I am sure it varies but the situation and person.  



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:46 am
 

Report: Art Schlichter in trouble for SB tickets

Please tell me you are joking with this statement!  Listen I get addictions are serious and really do effect people negatively.  However, people CHOOSE to start something like this in the first place and continued to do it.  I really am not a fan of using "addiction" as a defense.  Yes again I am not saying it is not some serious stuff that will mess people up but that particular person decided to do said action in the first place.

Yawkeeway2, back to your original post. If you are saying that people CHOOSE to things like eat, drink a beer, go to Vegas to play the slots, etc., who can argue that? In my mind the question is when does it become an addiction? My answer? Nobody knows. And nobody that has dealt with addictions ever had the opportunity to make a conscious choice to become addicted. That said, I guess I don't understand what 'choice' you were alluding to in your original post.


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