The Cincinnati Bengals are considering signing Art Schlichter, former Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback, to a free-agent contract after putting him through an extensive workout.
Schlichter, 26, was suspended by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle on May 20, 1983, for compulsive gambling. It was reported that Schlichter lost $400,000 gambling. He served a 14-month suspension before returning to the Colts, who had made him a No. 1 pick in 1982. They cut him early last season.