Did Art Schlichter ever play Canadian Football?
Who would have bet a one-time can’t-miss No. 4 overall National Football League draft pick would, almost 25 years later, be in a Ohio prison cell, serving a 15-year sentence, with a debt in the millions that can never be repaid, while many of his college football contemporaries are finding their way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Maybe only Art Schlichter himself, the onetime Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback who left Ottawa almost as fast as he arrived in the 1980s, leaving behind a trail of bounced cheques. All the result of a gambling obsession that ruined his life and his family, making him sport’s most pathological gambler – well, at least until Pete Rose.Read more at the link below. Sources: http://www.geocities.com/cfl_historical/Schlichter.Art.