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Art Schlichter arrested after testing positive for cocaine

Updated: January 19, 2012 12:00PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter has been arrested on charges he violated his bond conditions by twice testing positive for cocaine.

Authorities also say the 51-year-old Schlichter either refused to provide urine samples for drug testing or declined to show up for such testing three times.

Schlichter made a brief appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge Thursday in Columbus following his arrest at his central Ohio residence a day earlier.

Schlichter pleaded guilty last year to federal fraud charges stemming from a million-dollar ticket scheme.

Authorities say the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback whose NFL career was derailed by a gambling addiction defrauded more than 50 people in the ticket scheme that began in 2008.

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