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Todd Marinovich arrested after being found naked with drugs, police report

Posted: 8:23 AM, Aug 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-23 12:23:34Z

Former USC and NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine, police reported. 

Irvine Police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said Marinovich was arrested Friday night, Aug. 19, after a call saying a naked man was on a hiking trail near homes.

The officers found him in a backyard holding a brown bag containing marijuana and a substance that appeared to be meth but police are awaiting lab results.

Marinovich was a highly touted quarterback at USC and had the nickname "Robo QB" after his father, Marv, trained him almost from birth to be a quarterback. 

Marinovich was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1991 NFL draft, but his career was derailed by drug use.