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Todd Marinovich -- Sacked By the Law Again

4/3/2009 7:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Todd MarinovichAt this point, Todd Marinovich has more mug shots than football cards.

TMZ has learned the former USC superstar quarterback turned NFL bust was arrested for the billionth time in Newport Beach today -- this time for skipping out on drug court.

Marinovich was scheduled to face charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a hypodermic needle, and resisting arrest.

The 39-year-old was arrested outside of his mother's home and hauled off to jail -- where he's currently being held with no bail.

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2031 days ago

Hilarious Comment Guy    

why is it every time a black athlete gets arrested, y'all at tmz are so quick to post his mugshot and slam his name. but whenever a WHITE athlete is in trouble with the law, y'all don't say squat?

oh wait

2031 days ago


Please no one respond to hilarious's comments. He is posting this same comment on every story to rile people up. Let's not play his silly/sick game.

2031 days ago


How is it according to your posts that in '07 he was 38 and now he is 39? Talk about crappy research before posting........

2031 days ago

Hilarious Comment Guy    

dude you are dumb. this dude is white and he is in trouble and he is on tmz....

oh wait i get it.

you ARE funny

2031 days ago


Boy those drugs are taking their toll. In his playing days he looked young for his age. But if you told me the guy in the mug shot was 49 instead of 39 I'd have easily believed it!

2031 days ago

Black Power    

This guy lost millions of dollars because his need for drugs were stronger than his need to play football. I watched him in collage and I thoght he was going to fit in just right in the NFL. Drugs kill not only people, but their careers also. I don't feel sorry for him because he should have known better, but once you start with an addiction, it is hard to break away. Oh well, at least he isn't as dumb as hilarious comment guy.

2031 days ago


Funny... I didn't hear about him all over the news.

2031 days ago

Hilarious Comment Guy    

remember when i squandered my nfl contract to do needle drugs instead of playing football? man that was dumb. you live, you learn!

2031 days ago

Black Power    

I know he was a quarteback in his younger days, but the real question is, when he goes to jail is he a tight end or a wide receiver?

2031 days ago

Ms. Hysterical    

It's no excuse for his behavior - he's an adult - but this guy had a psycho for a father. From the day he was born, his father was training him to be an NFL quarterback. His father turned his childhood into an eighteen year training camp. He even had to bring his own fat-free cookies to birthday parties when he was growing up. This is just another example of how really bad parents can help mess up a kid. You need a license to cut hair for a living but any a-hole can raise a kid.

2031 days ago


I went to high school with Todd and he was an incredible person and athelete. The real tradegy here is what drugs have done to him and his life. There is no doubt he could have had it all. Maybe his Dad was to controlling, maybe he pushed him to hard but at the end of the day his father only wanted the best for him and this is just another life lost to drugs. Drugs = tradgedy!

2031 days ago

#645732 - Cell Block H    

Fat free cookies to birthday parties? Man, that's tuff. I agree with Orphan. Parenting a kid in that manner is the same thing parents do when they enter their little kids into beauty contests. They say this what the kids want, but it's just another way they control the kids destiny. Sports, religion, sexual preferences are all determined by the parent without them asking the kids, "What do YOU want to be when you grow up?" That, in his instance, can lead some people to drugs.

Nice comments, Orphan.

2031 days ago


To # 5 Thom:

TMZ's first post that you refer to was in August 2007, when Marinovich was indeed 38 yrs old. His birthday is 7/4/1969, making him 38 in August 2007. He is now 39 & will turn 40 on July 4th of this year. So maybe, YOU should do your research before posting....

2031 days ago


maybe he will heath ledger up and walk out on this life...suicidal white boys the other white meat

2030 days ago
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