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When Todd Marinovich, a Needle, Spoon, and Meth Meet

SPORTSbyBROOKS notifies us of the latest chapter in the sad story of former star quarterback Todd Marinovich. Attempting to skateboard in an area in Newport where it wasn’t allowed, Marinovich was arrested for resisting police officers. Oh yeah, he was also picked up on felony drug charges too.

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.

When it comes to pissing away athletic careers, it’s hard to beat Marinovich. Well, maybe Ookie has him handled these days. I tell you, it’s a sad, sad story for Todd. Lesson be learned: McDonald’s is good.



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  • SpinMax

    People will never learn…you gotta get stuff like skateboarding out of your system while you’re young.

  • http://pointguardu.com NICK

    it isn’t resisting until the police use the stun gun!!!

  • e

    Some people are average all of their lives. The tools they need in their twenties are similar, or at least prepare them for, those in their thirties. When you’re all the rage at one moment, you’re taught how to act and that that is what is your important thing. To suddenly, as an adult, have what made you so grand unreachable, is a very difficult adjustment… like being a beauty queen and having your face disfigured. Meth, unlike most drugs, is plentiful, can be made, is cheaper, is longer lasting. He’s flailing because he never had the chance to adopt this skills most are learning in their twenties because he was a star then and meth is a drug like no other. Someone should be taking care of him.

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