To the Editor: Schlichter is example of gambling’s downside

Anyone tempted to fill the coffers of our state by making gambling more convenient, might listen to the
chilling tale of former OSU football great, Art Schlichter, who, in the ’80s became a compulsive
He ruined his college career and one year in the major leagues, spent 10 years in prison, lost his
family, was divorced, lost his job and reputation.
No one knows when they or their neighbor may become a compulsive gambler. Freedom to vote carries with it
an obligation to think of individuals’ betterment, as well as money for our treasury.
Nancy Wikoff Leetch
Bowling Green