A few months ago, former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter was found unresponsive at a Hampton Inn back in June. He would soon be charged with cocaine possession.
When this incident went down, Schlichter was out of prison for less than a year after spending more than a decade in jail due to a massive ticket scheme. This new charge is a huge problem for him.
The cocaine found in Schlichter’s hotel room in June violates the terms of his release and he could be sent right back to prison.
Schlichter, who was charged with a fifth-degree felony, could face eight to 14 months in prison.
His attorney, Steven S. Nolder, released a statement on the matter:
“The judge can say, ‘Boom, eight months. We’re going to start that today,'” Nolder said. “He can do 14 months or he can say, ‘Get your head out of your ass, get your head with the program, we’ll come back in three months and see where you’re at.”
The 62-year-old finished his career at Ohio State with 7,547 passing yards, 50 touchdown passes and 46 interceptions. He suited up as quarterback for the Buckeyes from 1978-81. He was selected by the Baltimore Colts with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in the NFL before playing in Canada and the Arena Football League.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.