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Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:44 pm
 
Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Since he was a star quarterback at Ohio State, Art Schlichter has had many problems. He’s been a gambling addict, he spent 1994-2006 in prison for fraud and forgery, and he destroyed his potential NFL career (the Baltimore Colts took him with the No. 4 overall pick in 1982) because he couldn’t control his impulses.

Now, he’s got even bigger problems, because he’s headed back to prison for his role in a Super Bowl ticket scam.

As the Columbus Dispatch writes, Schlichter has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of theft and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Schlichter will cop to swindling more than $1 million from a number of people by promising them he could make them a profit for selling big-game tickets. Turns out, he couldn’t, and the biggest victim might be Anita Barney, who was married to the late Robert Barney -- the former president of Wendy’s. Schlichter defrauded her of at least $680,000.

In March, Schlichter seemed contrite.

"I'm embarrassed that I have hurt anyone, and I would give anything to make it right," Schlichter said. "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."

Now, the hardest part will be spending the next decade in prison.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:41 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:45 pm
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Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:11 am
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

What a sad twat.



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

And this is newsworthy? At 51, he will never repay anyone and he is a con artist. wasted his life and the talent God gave him.....He and the idiots who gave this guy money belong in jail...dumb and dumber...



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

I THINK THAT I WILL TAKE THE GUARDS IN ART'S NEXT GAMECool




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

jrin appears to have been responding to an earlier comment, which amazingly had the audacity to suggest the victims of his crimes serve time along with Art
Ha! Yeah, I know. That was me. And I stand by what I said. Anyone dumb enough to give money to this guy deserves to lose it should spend some time with him in jail for stupidity (hyperbole obviously). Given his history and the availability of information today, they are as stupid as he is shady. 



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

@pimpslapped1, jrin appears to have been responding to an earlier comment, which amazingly had the audacity to suggest the victims of his crimes serve time along with Art. Just clarifying. Anyway, in the constant struggle between human nature and human ability, human nature wins everytime. It just pisses me of that he's acting like he's sorry when he knows that he'd do the same thing all over again, and in fact, he probably will when he gets out



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Art Schlichter will spend 10 years in prison

yeah heaven forbid someone trust someone .  to say they belong in jail, youre the idiot
Hey, jrin. Art has great investment opportunity for you in about 5-10 years that you gonna love. Start saving now and he promises that whatever you save up you will double, no triple, overnight. You can start making arrangements now as pen pal. He will also be without electronic communication for the next 5-10 as well. Thats just how he rolls. He's just old school but completely trustworthy.


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