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Todd Marinovich pleads guilty to drug charges and naked trespassing

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Former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich pleaded guilty to a collection of misdemeanor charges, after his latest drug-related arrest found him naked in a stranger’s backyard.

According to Kelly Puente of the Orange County Register, Marinovich pleaded guilty to five counts including misdemeanor public nudity, drug and trespassing charges.

He was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, but that was suspended pending the completion of a six-month stint in a rehab facility and three years of probation.

He was arrested last August after police got calls about a naked man hiking, and he was found in a residential yard with a bag containing methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, a marijuana pipe and his wallet.

His lawyer said he decided to check into the rehab facility after the arrest, and has continued to test clean since the arrest last summer.

Marinovich’s NFL career came unraveled because of his drug issues, which he has continued to battle.

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51 Responses to “Todd Marinovich pleads guilty to drug charges and naked trespassing”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Mar 15, 2017 12:37 PM

    The correct term is “skyclad.”

  2. lgw91s says: Mar 15, 2017 12:38 PM

    This isn’t going to help your comeback, Todd.

  3. filmex2000 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:39 PM

    Good thing his Dad never let him eat McDonalds or junk food.

  4. headwoundharry says: Mar 15, 2017 12:40 PM

    Ranks up there with JBust as one of Al’s finest.

  5. clashpoint says: Mar 15, 2017 12:42 PM

    Naked trespassing should be an Olympic sport. I’d watch that one for sure.

  6. beauregard says: Mar 15, 2017 12:43 PM

    Raider Nation!

  7. headwoundharry says: Mar 15, 2017 12:43 PM

    Man, back in the day when I would get loose, I would stay in my apartment, put on the headphones and crank up Dark Side of the Moon. Times have changed, I guess.

  8. stexan says: Mar 15, 2017 12:44 PM

    Manziel should be required to spend 6 months with this guy before being given any consideration for reinstatement.

  9. citizenstrange says: Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM

    That was my daily attire at Hedonism in Jamaica.

  10. jimmysee says: Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM

    This guy is Peter Pan — never grew up.

  11. New England>Your Team says: Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM

    Guy played pro football on acid.

    What a legend.

  12. thingamajig says: Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM

    How many times does he have to get arrested before he actually serves some jail/prison time?

  13. getnakedandrunwild says: Mar 15, 2017 12:49 PM

    I wanna meet this dude!!!!

  14. jjackwagon says: Mar 15, 2017 12:49 PM

    Raiders gonna Raider.

  15. metalhead65 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:51 PM

    how many times in rehab do these guys get before they actually have to do time instead of always getting probation? he keeps getting busted so the rehab isn’t working so let him and all the other other losers do time like any other person busted for possession the first time.

  16. PatSwinagain says: Mar 15, 2017 12:53 PM

    Few! For a minute there, I thought he might get accused of being generally aware of air being removed from footballs.

    Thank goodness that didn’t happen.

  17. sumkat says: Mar 15, 2017 12:56 PM

    1st, of course you pleaded guilty. A good excuse does not exists to be butt naked in a strangers back yard

    2nd, he’s lucky he didn’t wind up the wrong back yard. I tell you right now, a random grown man, naked as the day he was born, hanging out in my back yard is going to be target practice. I’ll call 911 after I put him down

  18. mvp43 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:57 PM

    Marvis Lewis on line 2

  19. gslumbers says: Mar 15, 2017 12:57 PM

    Careful taking joy out of other’s misfortune. Shadenfraude

  20. wib22 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:59 PM

    Once a raider, always a raider.

  21. mullman76 says: Mar 15, 2017 1:00 PM

    Go Raiders?

  22. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 15, 2017 1:01 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM

    This guy is Peter Pan — never grew up.
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    Hard to fault someone who was never allowed to have a childhood.

  23. thelastwordyaheard says: Mar 15, 2017 1:05 PM

    On the QB spectrum, he’s on the polar opposite end from TB12 in all respects.

  24. troylok says: Mar 15, 2017 1:09 PM

    If he was naked, where did he keep the bag of drugs? Oh, wait, there are some questions best left unasked….

  25. neilpountney says: Mar 15, 2017 1:11 PM

    I may be out of step here but these people dont need jail time they need help. These things affect people from all walks of life.

    I personally think for users a new approach is needed. Dealers, sure jail them, users need help.

  26. jahbrohknee says: Mar 15, 2017 1:17 PM

    neilpountney says:
    Mar 15, 2017 1:11 PM
    I may be out of step here but these people dont need jail time they need help. These things affect people from all walks of life.

    I personally think for users a new approach is needed. Dealers, sure jail them, users need help.

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    Problem being, how many times do you give them help before you recognize that they might just not want it? You can’t get clean if you don’t REALLY want to get clean and stay clean.

  27. navyvandal says: Mar 15, 2017 1:35 PM

    After watching the 30:30 on him, it was good to see him get his ass back on track. His father came off like a complete dirt bag doing everything he could to mold the right guy for the raiders.

    I hope he gets back in line.

  28. tombradyisgod says: Mar 15, 2017 1:36 PM

    Hey Al Davis
    Nice pick in the first round

  29. billshavezerochanceofeverwinninglol says: Mar 15, 2017 1:36 PM

    Marv ruined this kid. Trying to make him a robotic QB

  30. psj3809 says: Mar 15, 2017 1:41 PM

    What a waste. Showed some talent. 3 TDs in his only start in his rookie year. 395 yards against the browns in 1992 Wins over the bills and giants as well. But he liked the pot too much and ruined it all. Shame

  31. hutch2017 says: Mar 15, 2017 1:50 PM

    Sounds like Johnny Manziel. Looks like Ezekiel and Gronk are headed down same field. PROTECT The Shield Mr. Goodell, no matter what organization the player is playing. Suspensions should be in order for all who violate the SHIELD.

  32. gbrim20 says: Mar 15, 2017 1:51 PM

    Saw the word “naked” and clicked on the link. Leaving disappointed.

  33. buckyhamm says: Mar 15, 2017 1:52 PM

    I hope you get the help you need buddy, I’m rooting for you !

  34. bowenfootdoc2013 says: Mar 15, 2017 1:56 PM

    If I can’t say something nice about this poor man’s dad I will bite my tongue.

  35. wolfiereasonedlife says: Mar 15, 2017 1:57 PM

    ToddyFootball

  36. 6thsense10 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:02 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Mar 15, 2017 12:48 PM
    This guy is Peter Pan — never grew up.
    ——-
    Probably because his father robbed him of a childhood.

  37. donbat67 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    Gotta keep your priorities , no clothes but he’s got his weed and meth .

  38. NFLexpert says: Mar 15, 2017 2:19 PM

    Can he still throw?

  39. dougydougdoug says: Mar 15, 2017 2:25 PM

    Once a Raider, always a Raider.

  40. carpalboss says: Mar 15, 2017 2:30 PM

    I hope he gets the help he needs.

  41. BigBamBoom1 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:37 PM

    Lavar Ball (Lorenzo’s Dad) should take note of this very sad & tragic story. One where an overly aggressive parent pushed his kid too far for his own self gratification. And the kid couldn’t cash the checks the parent wrote for him. It totally destroyed the KID! I feel bad for Todd Marinovich. It’s almost like he really didn’t have a chance. Because his old man completely over burdened him with lofty expectations when he was an infant.

  42. wolfman55h says: Mar 15, 2017 2:37 PM

    His dad should write a book ‘Exactly How Not to Raise Your Son’

  43. jjackwagon says: Mar 15, 2017 3:05 PM

    But there is nothing wrong with marijuana…it should be legal…isn’t that what we keep hearing?

  44. ricosauze says: Mar 15, 2017 3:15 PM

    Todd Marinovich had the smoothest sweetest throwing motion of any QB ever seen, including Stabler. Check out any footage you can find of him and you will see what I am talking about. When he wasn’t causing problems for himself Todd Marinovich was an awesome QB. The guy could play. And I’m pulling for the guy.

  45. upperdecker19 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM

    This dude really needs to call Saul

  46. granadafan says: Mar 15, 2017 3:59 PM

    “sumkat says:
    Mar 15, 2017 12:56 PM
    1st, of course you pleaded guilty. A good excuse does not exists to be butt naked in a strangers back yard

    2nd, he’s lucky he didn’t wind up the wrong back yard. I tell you right now, a random grown man, naked as the day he was born, hanging out in my back yard is going to be target practice. I’ll call 911 after I put him down””
    =============================================

    People like you give responsible gun owners a bad name and make a mockery of the phrase “fearing for your life”.

  47. gronksmash says: Mar 15, 2017 4:09 PM

    Would still start tomorrow for the Jets

  48. whodat5150 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:27 PM

    Several professional athletes have trained under Marv Marinovich and spoke highly of his training regimen. But those were ADULTS who made a DECISION for the training. From an early age, he put his son through a highly regimented training program and never let him be a kid. Today, we’re seeing the results. I wonder if ol’ Marv takes any responsibility for how he screwed his son up.

  49. cdace13 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:34 PM

    Wonder how proud Marv feels. Rooting for you Todd.

  50. randytheraiderloveboy says: Mar 15, 2017 9:07 PM

    Mar 15, 2017 1:09 PM
    If he was naked, where did he keep the bag of drugs? Oh, wait, there are some questions best left unasked….
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    The drugs were always in his guitar box on the beach. Havent you read this?

  51. willowy2k says: Mar 15, 2017 11:15 PM

    Same old raiders

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