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Marinovich -- Off the Drugs, On to Fatherhood?!

5/19/2009 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It doesn't matter how you felt about him as a quarterback, you have to root for Todd Marinovich now -- 'cause the dude is going to be a dad.

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TMZ cameras spotted a cleaned up Marinovich rolling out of an OC courthouse yesterday -- along with his pregnant wife Alix -- where a judge decided the former NFL bust was on pace to graduate drug court in June.

Marinovich was ordered to participate in drug court as part of his probation stemming from a a 2007 drug bust in which he was caught with narcotics and a hypodermic needle.

Todd is expected to be back in court next month -- no word on when his wife is expecting to give birth.

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Good for Todd. The man has made a lot of progress and I am sure he will make
a great dad. Stay Strong Todd and just take it one day at a time!

1981 days ago

Ms. Hysterical    

Good luck to him and his family. All Todd has to do is raise his son the opposite way his control-freak father raised him, and the kid will be fine.

1981 days ago

Rip It Up    

Gotta love TMZ, they love to kick people when they are trying to put their life back together. What a bunch of ass clowns you guys at TMZ are.

1981 days ago

Party 'till you die!    

If only there was a way to send a fatal virus back to these f'ing spammers!!! Swine computer flu would be nice! TMZ needs to have a spam button on the regular posts like they do in the pic collection comments! WhyTF isn't this so?

And good luck Marinovich! Hope this is for real and not a show!

1981 days ago


Hope the baby isn't infected with hepatitis.

1981 days ago


Get off this guys butt. He played 20 years ago and never hurt anyone but himself. Go after all the thugs still playing the game that should be in jail.

1981 days ago

Gern Blanston    

He's going to relapse. The guy can't take care of himself but he thinks he can raise a child? Ego is a too much thing!

1981 days ago


This guy is a douchebag junkie and his kid will follow suit.

Morons like him don't change for long...just to stay out of jail.

1981 days ago


Any one of you would be lucky to have a father as good as Todd is going to be. He has more talent in his little finger than most people do in their whole bodies and more love and compassion for what is important in life than you'll probably ever have a chance to know. Good luck Todd and Alex!

1980 days ago


The guy is really genuine and having known him, leave him alone and let him live his life. He has changed dramatically, well done Todd. I learned a lot from you and it was 'super'. I love Cali....

1964 days ago

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