Todd Marinovich is back in legal trouble. The former first-round NFL Draft pick is in jail after a pair of late March arrests.
Marinovich became famous in the late 1980s and early 90s for the intense regimented lifestyle that his father Marv put him through. He eventually went to USC, where he had a largely successful college career.
He started for the Trojans from 1989-90, leading USC to a Rose Bowl victory as a redshirt sophomore. In 1991, he was taken 24th overall by the then Los Angeles Raiders.
His NFL career flamed out after just two seasons. Things have not gone well for Marinovich since his time on the field.
In 2016, he was arrested for walking naked through someone else’s yard. He had both marijuana and crystal meth on him.
He was put on probation following that arrest. Recently, he had been in rehabilitation for his substance abuse issues.
Late last month, however, Todd Marinovich was arrested twice.
It is unclear what this most recent arrest is for. From USA Today:
Former NFL and USC quarterback Todd Marinovich, who spent most of the past 18 months in the desert for drug addiction rehabilitation, is back in jail after being arrested in Orange County last week.
Marinovich, who got local attention in September by playing for the desert’s developmental football team, the SoCal Coyotes, was arrested March 19 and released after posting bail, according to Orange County jail records. He was arrested again March 23 and remains in custody at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana — the same city where he was a high school football star at Mater Dei.
No further details on why he was arrested were available, but Marinovich was in the middle of a two-year probation sentence handed last March after his notorious August 2016 arrest where he was found naked wandering in a stranger’s backyard in Irvine with a paper bag full of drugs and syringes and his wallet.
Marinovich has a scheduled release date of May 3. We’ll have more once we learn what this all stems from.