Feds: Ex-Ohio State QB Schlichter Tests Positive For Cocaine


Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter appeared in federal court on Thursday for a bond revocation hearing.

According to federal prosecutors, Schlichter was picked up by the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday after refusing a urinalysis three times and testing positive for cocaine twice, violating his pre-sentencing release agreement, 10TV’s Danielle Elias reported.

In September, Schlichter was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was required to pay restitution for bank and wire fraud charges in connection with a scam that involved scalping Ohio State and Super Bowl tickets.

Schlichter was the last starting quarterback for Ohio State coach Woody Hayes.  He played at Ohio State from 1978-81, and was selected as the No. 4 pick in the 1982 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts, Elias reported.

During his NFL career, Schlichter served an NFL suspension for gambling and played in only 13 games.

He was in prison in Indiana from 1994 to 2006 for fraud and forgery related to gambling.

Schlichter was ordered to be held until 3 p.m. Friday, when he will reappear in court, Elias reported.

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