Ex-NFL QB arrested, found naked with meth, weed

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    Former Raiders and USC quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested and cited for multiple offenses after being found naked and in possession of drugs on Friday night.

    Marinovich was arrested in Irvine, Calif. after cops received reports about a naked man on a walking trail. Police found Marinovich naked in a stranger’s backyard. TMZ Sports says Marinovich was found with a brown bag nearby that had meth and marijuana, as well as the ex-QB’s ID.

    Marinovich was arrested and cited for possession of a controlled substance, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Marinovich lives in Irvine and has notoriously struggled with drugs since his high school days. A former star QB at Mater Dei in Orange County, Marinovich went on to start as a freshman at USC. He was selected in the first round by the Los Angeles Raiders but flamed out quickly due to multiple drug problems.

    The lefty QB was arrested for cocaine possession in 1990 during his football days; pleaded guilty to growing marijuana at his home in 1997; was arrested on suspicion of heroin possession in 2000; was arrested in 2005 on drug possession charges; and he was arrested in possession of meth in 2007.

    This story shares a glimpse of the difficult training standards his father forced upon him at a young age.


    One has to wonder if his Dad’s over the top upbringing led him to where he’s at today. Pretty sad!


    Read many articles about Todd during his time at USC and in the pros. His dad’s over-reaching and pushing him can be part of the blame. However, one must eventually take responsibility for your adult actions or face the consequences.


    ESPN did a 30-for-30 on Todd and his dad, that was outstanding.

    Addiction sucks. Todd got caught up in the party lifestyle at USC, and sadly has struggled with it since.


    Little known Oregon connection: Todd moved to Sisters, OR a few years ago. He was apparently clean for that time, was doing art projects, taking care of his kids, etc. Apparently lived there for around a year and a half, then went back to California. Looks like that might not have been a good move.

    Andy Brown

    Mirrors on the ceiling
    pink champagne on ice
    we are all just prisoners here
    of our own device


    Speaking from near Sisters right now, there is no need for chemical enhancement here in paradise.

    That said, I’m drinking like a fish here on the deck of our cabin.


    Heading there right after work tonight for vacation!


    Let me know.
    If you’re in the neighborhood, I’ll buy you a beer.

    Contact me on FB if schedule permits.
    We leave here Sunday.

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