Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Art Schlichter remains in custody
ESPN.com news services
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter remained jailed after making a brief court appearance on a charge of stealing more than $1 million from a 68-year-old woman.
The 50-year-old Schlichter appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus on Tuesday. A judge agreed to his requests to waive a preliminary hearing and pass on having bond set.
Schlichter's case was immediately transferred to the county common pleas court system, where assistant prosecutor Jay Moore said Schlichter could face additional charges.
Schlichter's attorney, Sam Shamanksy, says his client is cooperating fully with investigators as they look into an alleged scheme to sell Ohio State football and 2011 Super Bowl tickets.
Schlichter, who played for Ohio State between 1978 and 1981, spent 10 years in prison for gambling-related crimes. He played for the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit and Cincinnati Arena League teams. The NFL has suspended him for life.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.