You might remember old Southern California quarterback Todd Marinovich as the guy who was absolutely ruined by his hard-driving father. Once considered the "robo QB," Marinovich's dad famously didn't allow his son fast food and claimed he wanted to produce the "perfect" quarterback. As kids tend to do, Marinovich rebelled in a big way, falling deep into drugs and crapping out in his pro career. And now those drugs have him in some serious trouble.
He was busted for drug possession for the fourth time in 10 years over the weekend.
He was found hiding in a carport about 1:30 a.m., police Sgt. Evan Sailor said. After searching Marinovich, police found about one gram of methamphetamine, a metal spoon and a hypodermic needle, Sailor said.
Marinovich was charged with possession of a controlled substance, which is a felony, as well as unauthorized possession of a hypodermic needle and resisting a police officer, both misdemeanors.
That's a four-time loser, and he could be looking at some hard jail time this go-around. We understand that every person is responsible for his own life ... but we imagine, late at night, the Marinovich household is dark, angry and guilty.
Todd Marinovich Drug Charge [Sports By Brooks]