Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter

Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter

by Art Schlichter, Jeff Snook
     
 

How Did a Boy from a Little Ohio Farm Town, Raised By Loving Parents who Encouraged his Gift for Basketball and Football, Grow to Become a Young Man Diseased by Pathological Gambling?

How Did the Miami Trace High School Football Star, Courted by the Best Coaches in the Midwest, Become the Ohio State Quarterback Willing to Jeopardize his Career by Lying and

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How Did a Boy from a Little Ohio Farm Town, Raised By Loving Parents who Encouraged his Gift for Basketball and Football, Grow to Become a Young Man Diseased by Pathological Gambling?

How Did the Miami Trace High School Football Star, Courted by the Best Coaches in the Midwest, Become the Ohio State Quarterback Willing to Jeopardize his Career by Lying and Stealing?

How did the Ohio State Quarterback who Led OSU to Two Big Ten Championships and a Rose Bowl Appearance Find Time to Commit Illegal Acts such as Forgery, Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement to Finance His Gambling Addiction?

How Did A Man with a Glorious Sports Future Ahead of Him Fall from Grace, Deal with his Divorce, his Parents' Divorce, his Father's Suicide, Ten Years in 40 Different Jails and Prisons, Solitary Confinement, and Treatment?

Let Art Schlichter Tell You Himself.

The most-heralded high school quarterback Ohio had ever seen, he evolved into an All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate. By the time he was finished as a Buckeye, Woody Hayes called him the best to ever play for Ohio State.

He had fame, fortune, and matinee idol looks that made women swoon, but beneath his confident exterior, Schlichter's insecurities surfaced in a constant drive to gamble.

By the time he reached his mid-30's, he had gambled away more than $1.5 million, his All-American image, his family, his self-respect, and his freedom.

His father's desire to mold him into an idolized athlete who would win championships and make millions;

How Michigan's Bo Schembechler arranged a clandestine meeting to recruit him;

Living with the fateful interception that led to Woody Hayes's resignation;

The highs and lows of his OhioState career, his frustration with Earle Bruce's conservative offense, and how he once unleashed a tirade at the Buckeyes' head coach and twice considered transferring;

The causes behind his complete failure as an NFL quarterback;

How he gambled to numb the self-inflicted pain until he contemplated suicide;

How he gambled away $120, 000 in two days.

With every page of this 22-chapter tell-all book, Schlichter takes the reader on a riveting roller coaster ride, from the unparalleled highs of being the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player and playing for a national championship in the Rose Bowl to the unbelievable lows of fighting to survive prison's solitary confinement.

Busted is the candid, sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, yet sad story of how a severe gambling addiction controlled the life of one of Ohio's greatest athletes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933197678
Publisher:
Orange Frazer Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,334,088
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.90(d)

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