COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter (SHLEES’-tuhr) is facing additional time behind bars as he prepares to plead guilty to federal fraud charges.
An amended plea agreement filed in federal court in Columbus on Monday calls for him to serve nearly two more years for violating his probation from a conviction in Indiana.
Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins in Indianapolis had refused to cancel Schlichter’s arrest warrant in Indiana until the extra time was added.
The 51-year-old Schlichter has said he’ll plead guilty to federal charges of bank and wire fraud and filing a false tax return linked to a million-dollar sports ticket scheme.
That deal originally called for eight years in prison, to run at the same time as a 10-year state prison sentence on related charges.