Infamous QB flameout Todd Marinovich is a changed man.
No, he hasn’t forgotten the drug problems and jail trips that led to an unfulfilled football career. But he now has immersed himself in art, working from a studio in Costa Mesa, CA – near his home in Newport Beach, where he lives with a young family.
Click on the link below for a well-done piece from OC Weekly, which delves into Marinovich’s transformation. According to the story, he sold $20,000 worth of his art within a week of the ESPN documentary “The Marinovich Project” hitting the air in December.
Of course, no one can ever forget Marinovich as a football prodigy pushed into the game by his overbearing father. He played at USC before short stints in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders, CFL and Arena League.
He now seems to have the perspective of a laid-back Orange County artist.
“That’s the one thing about my whole deal,” he told OC Weekly. “I got to experience a lot of s***, and that’s what life is. The more I can experience, there’s more to me I have to offer.
“(Experiences) are all not bad. They’re all not good. They just are. That’s what those jail experiences are. They’re not all bad, and they’re not all f***** good. There were times when I laughed the hardest in jail. I don’t know why. But it’s all part of my experience.” Todd Marinovich profile