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Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

Posted on: February 14, 2011 9:56 pm
Schlichter (US Presswire) Posted by Josh Katzowitz

During Super Bowl week, we told you about former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter and how he was the target of a federal and local investigation in which he was alleged to have sold Super Bowl tickets for hundreds of thousands of dollars but then couldn’t deliver the goods.

Schlichter has had a well-documented past of arrests and jail time due to fraud, forgery and writing bad checks. In fact, he’s been to jail or prison more than 40 times since his Ohio State playing days, due mostly to his gambling addiction.

This morning, he was charged with a first-degree felony in connection with the theft of more than $1 million of a central Ohio widow. This, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the sports-ticket scam has affected an unknown number of people, and the investigation is focused on tickets that allegedly were sold for Ohio State football games and last Sunday’s Super Bowl. The maximum penalty of the felony charge is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

More from the Dispatch :

O'Brien said today's charge is related to thefts from Anita Barney, 68, the widow of former Wendy's Chairman Robert Barney. She told The Dispatch last week that she has lost nearly all her money, is estranged from most of her family and friends, and finds herself in the middle of a local and federal investigation of Schlichter.

In an exclusive interview with The Dispatch, Barney said that Schlichter swindled her and dozens of her friends and associates out of millions. She said that Schlichter, who was released from prison in 2006 after serving about 12 years for fraud and forgery convictions, used and intimidated her after she attempted to help him with a loan of $100,000.

"I trusted him and that he was trying to help others now," Barney said. "And that decision has cost me nearly everything."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:33 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

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Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:29 am

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

This story goes beyond who is a football fan.  I am a die-hard Buckeye fan who once had an autographed picture of Schlichter in my room when I was a kid.  This guy is sick, and he will stop at nothing to take advantage of someone financially.  Who gives a crap where the guy went to college, he needs to be sent to prison, and needs to be constantly monitored if he ever gets out.  I defended the guy the first 5 times he got busted, but it's time to realize that he needs to go away.

Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:37 am

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

Buckeye Kurt,

 We as Buckeye fans have to take the bad with the good. If we claim Archie as a former Buckeye, then we have to let people tag Art as a  former Buckeye. After all Archie played longer ago than Art did and we still bring his name up every time someone comes up short on a second Heisman trophy. To answer your question as to why the story reads ex-Buckeye is easy. There are more Buckeye fans on CBS than any other school (which you used to be able to see before they redid the site). Also, while there is no hard data, there are probably more Buckeye haters than of any team on here. So when you put the word Buckeye in any title of a story you are going to generate comments.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:03 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute the end of the day..nobody cares, and most people don't even know who won the sugar bowl..a**hole..

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 8:57 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

when OSU gets into the spotlight for something negative, why do their posters always turn it around and bash Michigan?? It's NOT about's about a city full of rednecks that have NOTHING going for it other than a college football team that always seems to be in the spotlight for all the wong reasons..NO OTHER SPORTS..unless you call the Blow Jackets a sports team...a freeway built on the premise that it getys you OUT of town as quickly and efficiently as possible..get a life..hunting seaon is only 8 mos away!!

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 5:36 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

Michigan? Detroit and Flint, More beautiful places you could never find!
Yeah Detroit and Flint(my hometown) are pretty rough and have been through hell. Those cities and the hardworking, blue collar Americans that lived and worked there helped make this nation great. What would America be without the Automobile industry, the sit down strike, motown music...etc? Would we have won World War 2 without the factories (with women at the helm while there husbands fought in the war) churning out vehicles and equipment. So let me ask you douchebag...what has Jamestown, North Carolina (or whatever Ohio craphole you are from) done...ever?  

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 4:47 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute

Art was a great athlete there is no denying that but just like any other man he has to be responsible for his actions.  Gambling is addictive there is no doubt about that I know it first hand.  Stealing to cover the gambling debts or scamming others to cover the gambling debts is an inexcusable crime.  I imagine Art might have been passed through the education system as many athletes are.  Well this is what happens.  Maybe if Art was held accountable in high school or college for not making the grade these ugly events might not have happened.  I am assuming that Art unlike many people did not have a lot of choices in life, play football, get paid or scam.  If he had a "real degree" than he would have been able to dig himself out of this mess.  Art might be better off spending the next 5-20 years locked up as he cannot control himself he might be better served being put in a controlled but very ugly situation.  I wouldn't consider Art to be a violent criminal but a dangerous one?  Yes, stealing/scamming from others puts others in a bad situation. 

Go Bucks!  Goodbye Art.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 3:40 pm

Schlichter charged with felony in SB tix dispute


Actually Michigan is ranked fairly high amongst World Universities, but Ohio State is not as poor academically as some would lead to believe.

The Big Ten is very well represented BTW!

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