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Ex-Colts QB Art Schlichter Charge With Cocaine Possession After Being Revived From the Dead

Former Ohio State Quarterback Art Schlichter is in hot waters as he’s been charged with fifth-degree felony possession of cocaine and is set to make a court appearance on Friday. According to the NYP, the “charge stems from an incident in June, when police found Schlichter unresponsive at a Hampton Inn in Hilliard, Ohio, with a substance that was later tested and found to be cocaine in the room”.

Officers administered Narcan to resuscitate Schlichter before he was taken to the hospital.

Schlichter, 62, will appear in Franklin County Court on Friday. A fifth-degree felony carries a potential prison term of six to 12 months, according to Ohio law.

Schlichter has a history of prison stints and he dealt with a gambling addiction that cut short his NFL career.

Schlichter was released from federal prison last summer and reportedly remains on post-release control. He served a nine-year sentence following a guilty plea to federal charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and filing a false tax return for his role in a scheme in which he promised prospective buyers tickets to college and NFL football games but never delivered them.

Schlichter played for Ohio State from 1978-81, passing for 7,547 yards and 50 touchdowns in 48 games.

The former quarterback — who is a Bloomingburg, Ohio, native — helped lead the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl in the 1979 season, and landed the cover of Sports Illustrated that November.

Schlichter then led the Buckeyes to the Fiesta Bowl the following season.

The Colts selected Schlichter with the No. 4 pick in the 1982 NFL Draft, and he played 13 games for the then-Baltimore franchise before being suspended a year for gambling.

This man has been a screw-up his entire life but will still get more opportunities in a society that people of a different complexion. That is how things go in the United States of America.

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