Former NFL QB Todd Marinovich arrested again in California


Former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich is currently in the custody of the Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department after he was arrested on March 23.

Online jail records do not list a reason for his arrest, but he is scheduled to be released on May 3, according to the records.

He was arrested twice last month in all, including a March 19 incident where he was released from custody on the same day, according to records, which do not list a reason for that arrest.

Marinovich, 48, said last year that he’s been sober since a 2016 arrest, when he was found naked in a backyard holding a brown bag containing marijuana and methamphetamine. He was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

He had to stay out of legal trouble for 36 months to avoid jail time.

Marinovich’s problems with drugs have been well documented since his rise to stardom as a freshman USC quarterback in the 1989 season, culminating with a Trojans victory in the Rose Bowl over Michigan.

He was booked for cocaine possession a month after the 1990 Sun Bowl and entered the NFL draft, where he was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders.

He was released after two seasons for repeated drug use, cementing his legacy as one of the biggest NFL busts in history.