- Date of Birth:
- July 4, 1969
- 6' 3"
- San Leandro
Todd Marinovich (born Marvin Scott Marinovich on July 4, 1969 in San Leandro, California) is a former Canadian and American football player. He played for the NFL’s Los Angeles Raiders as a quarterback. During his rookie years, Todd started partying a lot, and began taking pharmaceutical amphetamines before games, which resulted is his football career being cut short. ESPN released a documentary in 2011 about Todd’s unfortunate story titled The Marinovich Project.
Best Known For:
Todd is sadly more well known for his off-field run-ins with the law than his football career. After multiple failed drug tests issued by the NFL, Todd was suspended from the American league and began playing for Canada. He was arrested for possession of cocaine, and later turned himself into a rehab center.
Todd is married to Alix Marinovich. Together, they share one son, Baron, and one daughter, Coski. Todd met his wife while they were both seeking treatment in rehab, where they also had their “unorthodox” first date, according to Alix. Todd has a half-brother, Mikhail Marinovich, who played football at Syracuse University. After the NFL, Todd worked multiple part-time jobs as a painter, and a leader of his rehab’s therapy group. His drug use reached an all-time low on Aug. 19 when he was found wandering naked in his neighbor’s yard, allegedly carrying a brown paper bag filled with meth and weed. He was arrested in Irvine, CA.