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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Todd Marinovich busted with methamphetamines, paraphernalia Reply with quote

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Former USC great, NFL flop, and not-that-bad Arena Football star Todd Marinovich was arrested this weekend after cops say he was hiding almost a gram of methamphetamine, a syringe and a spoon in his guitar case.

According to sources, 38-year-old Marinovich was skateboarding near the Newport Pier in Orange County -- where boarding is strictly prohibited -- when police approached him. Cops say a frightened Marinovich then took off, leading them on a short chase. Cops caught up with the former QB, who was never much of a scrambler, hiding in a carport six blocks away.


http://www.tmz.com/2007/08/29/cops-former-football-star-tucked-drugs-and-ran/

I'm not gonna make any excuses for Marinovich but this breaks my heart. Since he was an infant, his father was grooming him to be an NFL QB. He had every aspect of his life controlled and I believe it led to his drug use.

I am a football fanatic and I hope my kids want to play ball, just like their old man. But this should be a wakeup call to parents. You can't build a successful "test tube QB." You have to let your kids be kids.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's unfortunate because I was hoping the Broncos would sign him.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man thats got to suck for the guy. I feel sorry for him.



On a side note- Skateboarding? Seriously? You are 38 man get a job.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been his MO for his whole life...never mind his professional career.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i take it these items are 'banned substances'
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Oh yeah they are banned.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 38 year old on a skateboard...proof that drugs screw ya up... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with skateboarding? I hope I'm still able to use the thing for transportation when I'm that old, even if I can't do any tricks. It's a better workout than, say fantasy football. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enrage wrote:
A 38 year old on a skateboard...proof that drugs screw ya up... Laughing


haha! I was thinking the same thing!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattmatt wrote:
Enrage wrote:
A 38 year old on a skateboard...proof that drugs screw ya up... Laughing


haha! I was thinking the same thing!


Tony Hawk is 39ish...

(although, there's a clear line of talent there...)
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At some point you have to become accountable for yourself and blaming your mean daddy doesn't cut it anymore. I know because I've been their. He is 38 and he knows doing drugs is wrong. I think the worst thing we do to our children is teach them they are better than everone else and if they excel at something we don't hold them accountable to themselves and other people.
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Nopussycat wrote:
At some point you have to become accountable for yourself and blaming your mean daddy doesn't cut it anymore. I know because I've been their. He is 38 and he knows doing drugs is wrong. I think the worst thing we do to our children is teach them they are better than everone else and if they excel at something we don't hold them accountable to themselves and other people.


Agreed. At some point you have to stop blaming other people and put it on the person and if 38 years old isn't that point then I don't know when it would be. My best friend's dad had him involved in literally every sport he could fit into his schedule as a kid and when he wasn't eating, sleeping, or at school he was playing some kind of sport. He doesn't use any drugs (I don't count weed Wink ) nor does he skateboard where he isn't allowed. Wink
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BoYz2tHeBoWl wrote:
Nopussycat wrote:
At some point you have to become accountable for yourself and blaming your mean daddy doesn't cut it anymore. I know because I've been their. He is 38 and he knows doing drugs is wrong. I think the worst thing we do to our children is teach them they are better than everone else and if they excel at something we don't hold them accountable to themselves and other people.


Agreed. At some point you have to stop blaming other people and put it on the person and if 38 years old isn't that point then I don't know when it would be. My best friend's dad had him involved in literally every sport he could fit into his schedule as a kid and when he wasn't eating, sleeping, or at school he was playing some kind of sport. He doesn't use any drugs (I don't count weed Wink ) nor does he skateboard where he isn't allowed. Wink


I was hoping someone would say this. I mean the DAD could have been a deadbeat, at least he was involved in his life. At some point you have to be accountable for your actions.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel bad for him but what is he doing skateboarding at 1:30 am?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, imagine, it's 1:30 AM. Todd Marinovich is skateboarding with his guitarcase full of syringes and spoons.
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