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Art Schlichter pleads to state charge

Updated: September 15, 2011, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter pleaded guilty Thursday to state theft charges linked to a sports ticket-fraud scheme and apologized to a woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the plot.

In a deal worked out with state and federal prosecutors, Schlichter pleaded guilty to 13 counts and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He also was ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution, although a prosecutor conceded victims were likely to ...

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