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Art Schlichter pleads not guilty

Updated: May 5, 2011, 12:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter should not be tried in Columbus, his attorney said after Schlichter pleaded not guilty to theft charges.

Schlichter, 51, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all charges in a 13-count indictment. He is accused of bilking people in what authorities have described as a million-dollar ticket-selling scheme.

Schlichter's new defense attorney, Sam Weiner, said outside court that publicity over the case has "poisoned the ...

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