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Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

Posted on: March 6, 2011 11:42 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Columbus Dispatch scored a sitdown jailhouse interview with former Ohio State star quarterback Art Schlichter, who will face felony theft charges relating to Super Bowl tickets that allegedly were paid for by clients but never delivered by Schlichter.

In reality, it’s more of the same old, same old from Schlichter, an admitted gambling addict who always says (from his jail cell or when he's released) that he wants to learn from his transgressions and help those in need.

Apparently, this time around, he’s cost at least one person – a central Ohio widow – more than $1 million in his latest alleged scheme. Schlichter, as has been well-documented (especially in his own book) , is a gambling addict who has landed in jail more than 40 times since his Ohio State days.

"I'm embarrassed that I have hurt anyone, and I would give anything to make it right," Schlichter told the Dispatch . "I want to make amends to the people that I have harmed in some way. I wanted to reach out and apologize to people before I came (to jail), but I was advised not to contact them. That was the hardest part for me."

It’s not just the wealthy widow he allegedly duped. Schlichter apparently has more problems than simply that.

From the story:

He's likely to face many other charges stemming from local and federal investigations into a ticket-selling scheme that began at least 18 months ago.

Schlichter reportedly would tell people that he could make money by selling tickets to Ohio State football games and the Super Bowl. But in many cases, those who lent him money were never repaid, and others did not receive the tickets they were promised.

In a new development, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said authorities have identified 20 victims. Nine of them have filed police reports, O'Brien said. The others have not because they have said they see no hope of recovering the money that was lost.


Although Schlichter admitted he has an addiction, he didn’t use the word “gambling” in his interview. Which should be strange. But with Schlichter, it’s not unusual at all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:43 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:47 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
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Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

Art the fart should pay back.




Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

Forget the apology - somehow give the lady back her money. Save the "remorse" and words of apology, and give all the victims back their money.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

A bit of aversion therapy, a la Alex in 'A Clockwork Orange', might have done some good.

The hero of this little piece obviously lives in Cairo-on da Nile!

Artie, old pal, you say you're embarrassed that you've hurt others? My guess is that you're actually embarrassed that you got caught out.

Time to get your affairs in order, boy-you'll have a long stretch in the big house to mull over the latest round of misery you've inflicted upon others. If you want a good tan, sit under that ultraviolet lamp, because you'll be brushing up on your jailhouse pallor.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

What I want to know are who are the idiots that bought tickets from this guy?  Really...they thought Art Schliter would be selling REAL tickets

Seriously.  This dirtbag has been scamming people non stop for going on 30 years now.   The only times he's stopped have been when he's been incarcerated.

Enough with the phony apologies.  They need to put this guy away for a long, long time.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2011 7:42 am
 

Schlichter: 'Embarrassed that I have hurt anyone'

What I want to know are who are the idiots that bought tickets from this guy?  Really...they thought Art Schliter would be selling REAL tickets.

Desperation makes fools of us all



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:14 am
 

Bet the house!

schlicter's giving 2 to 1 odds that he'll beat this latest rap---he's got connections!


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