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NFL prospect Mustain busted for prescription drugs sale

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Mitch Mustain entered college as the nation’s No. 2 high school quarterback recruit, but had a thoroughly disappointing career. He bounced around schools, lost competitions to far less heralded passers like Casey Dick and Aaron Corp, and wound up starting just one game as a senior when USC starter Matt Barkley got hurt.

After five years of hype that never matched his production, Mustain has officially bottomed out.

The 22-year-old was arrested Tuesday night for the alleged sale of prescription drugs in San Fernando (Cal.) Valley.

In stints at Arkansas and Southern Cal, Mustain combined for a 54.7 completion rate on 221 pass attempts. He threw 13 touchdown passes compared to 12 interceptions. Mustain was invited to no postseason all-star games, and will not participate in the NFL Combine later this month.

In the aforementioned 2010 spot start, Mustain completed 21-of-38 passes for 183 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. He was woefully inaccurate in the game, and the Trojans fell 20-16 to Notre Dame.

Mustain was rated ahead of Tim Tebow and behind only Matthew Stafford among prep quarterbacks in 2006.

But don’t let that spoil the rest of¬†National Signing Day.

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17 Responses to “NFL prospect Mustain busted for prescription drugs sale”
  1. cappa662 says: Feb 2, 2011 6:27 PM

    This guy will be a pro bowler in 3 years. He got stuck behind sanchez who went in the first round. And matt barkley who might be the first pick in next years draft.

  2. jhorton83 says: Feb 2, 2011 6:38 PM

    Mustain is an NFL prospect? Since when? The homeless guy with Tourette’s Syndrome who hangs out in the parking lot outside my office has a better chance of getting drafted than Mitch Mustain.

  3. beastofeden says: Feb 2, 2011 6:42 PM

    He can replace Carson Palmer

  4. jc1958coo says: Feb 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    it’s sad to say but the whole country is like that! i worked on a wind farm in ND and saw it all day every day! it was a drug free work place! next mary jane with legal prescription!

  5. JimmySmith says: Feb 2, 2011 6:55 PM

    He should be drafted by the Vikings. For one thing, they don’t have a QB. Secondly, the players are shielded from the NFL drug policy via the friendly state court judges and lastly, it doesn’t matter if he sucks, they really don’t expect him to win anyway.

  6. collegeref says: Feb 2, 2011 7:01 PM

    Never should’ve left Arkansas…

  7. shadowgm1 says: Feb 2, 2011 7:23 PM

    Good luck getting drafted there, chuckles.

    Though, I don’t think he had a shot anyways.

  8. hooterdawg says: Feb 2, 2011 7:33 PM

    Naturally PFT picks up irrelevant stories like this. What would this site be if not a wannabe TMZ scoop with little or no NFL value.

  9. jimmysee says: Feb 2, 2011 7:43 PM

    The second coming of Todd Marijuanavich!

    He would be a step up for the Vikings over Tavaris Jackson.

    And fit right into the culture up there.

    (For example, Everson Griffin)

  10. therealjimmysmith says: Feb 2, 2011 8:16 PM

    Don’t knock Mustain. He gives me a great deal on the Cialis I need to please Mrs. Smith. I don’t need much help though, since her weight is now approaching Pete Weber’s bowling average, which, in Wisconsin terms, is called “anorexia.”
    Mustain’s oxycontin also gets me high enough to think Aaron Rodgers porn stache actually looks good.

  11. mikeschank says: Feb 2, 2011 8:16 PM

    isn’t his dad the lead singer in megadeath?

  12. hobartbaker says: Feb 2, 2011 8:59 PM

    Mitch Mudstain.

  13. icewalker946 says: Feb 2, 2011 9:07 PM

    hooterdawg says:
    Feb 2, 2011 7:33 PM
    Naturally PFT picks up irrelevant stories like this. What would this site be if not a wannabe TMZ scoop with little or no NFL value.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Thank you. I thought I was the only one that thinks PFT is the TMZ of the NFL.

    There’s nothing wrong with that. However all I want is football news. I either wade and filter thru PFT stories or I just got to National Football Post. Same stories. Just not like this.

    At the same time, I read this story. I am a hypocrite, I guess.

  14. randomcommenter says: Feb 3, 2011 1:18 AM

    National Over-Signing Day where kids already on the teams for a few seasons get their scholarships pulled and given to young prospects then told to get lost.

    How anybody can condone treating kids that way is absurd.

    SEC!!! SEC!!! SEC!!!

  15. gophersnot says: Feb 3, 2011 1:25 AM

    Jimmy,

    You really need to lose this fixation on the Vikings. You remind me of the “I would have been great if only the coach would have played me”, Uncle Rico-type.

    If you really want to become a true Vikings fan, not the jealous wallflower, just ask.

    Speaking of QB’s with pain pill problems, I seem to remember a GB QB a few years ago. Hmmm? How about some codeine-laden cough syrup?

  16. wtfru2 says: Feb 3, 2011 6:27 AM

    Disfunctional? Already in California? Raiders will take him…..

  17. andymc58 says: Feb 3, 2011 9:31 AM

    Well I bet his Mom is gonna have something to say about that.

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