OC's Eternal Loser

High school football season is upon us, and there is no better time to remind prep stars about the textbook that is Todd Marinovich. The former Mater Dei and Capistrano Valley quarterback still owns the record for the most career passing yards in Orange County history, a feat more astounding considering it's the longest standing major record in OC prep football. USC signed him in the early 1990s, and Marinovich promptly won a Rose Bowl as a freshman. But the phenom fanned out in the NFL, due largely to drug abuse and general stupidity--there's a reason he's called Marijuanavich in some circles.

Now, word comes that Marinovich is facing drug charges yet again after Newport Beach police caught him with methamphetamine. That's not the biggest crime, however: according to the Los Angeles Times report, officers initially stopped Marinovich because he was skateboarding on the Newport Beach pier boardwalk. At 1:15 in the morning. C'mon, cops: don't you have more important folks to hassle than a beach bum skating in the morn?!


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